San Jose Earthquakes - Walkout - Houston Dynamo - Quote Sheet

QUOTE SHEET: Instant reaction to the Quakes' draw vs. Dynamo

On the team having chances in the game:
 “We had some real good looks in the second half. Obviously they were taking control in the last little bit and we were kinda running on fumes there but that goal gave us some real good confidence. We had some real good looks to put up 2-1.”
On Chris Wondolowski’s first goal against Houston:

 “I was aware of it and, yes, surprised because he seems to pop open goals against everybody. We had talked to him and teased him a little bit about it this week and I’m glad he got his first goal against these guys. It would have been nice if we had gotten a second one. I don’t care who would have got it, it would have been nice if Chris had got it, but I am glad he got one tonight.”
On playing against the Houston Dynamo:
 “First part is getting numbers behind the ball. It is hard to play here, no matter if you are the home team or the visiting team. For the visiting team it is a bit more difficult because you are not used to it. We just want to make sure that the lines of contact between the midfield and Will, or the other guys up front, was kinda closed down. We had Chris kinda play underneath Quincy that way. We had some good looks in the first half too, but we just tried to be hard to play against and catch them on a break. I think we did a better job in the second half at that.
On being prepared for Houston despite All-Star week:
“I felt fully prepared for this one. I don’t think my involvement in practice is really the end all when it comes to a result. I was around every practice, bar one, which was an easy day, and I had a meeting I had to attend. Wade has them organized. They are tough to play against. The major is on set pieces with the players they have and swinging some real good balls. We know it wasn’t going to be an easy one. I’ve said this many times: there are no easy games in MLS. You are dealing with elements, travel, but in the end you are playing against good teams. I do not care what the records are. Each team puts up a good fight every week.

On the game:
 We knew it was going to be a very tough place to play. Houston are always very organized and disciplined and we knew it was going to be a battle. In the first half I think it was both sides trying to feel each other out, trying to get comfortable. We had a chance that was late in the first half. I think we came out and started well in the second half. It is a little bit frustrating to leave with a point.
On becoming the second player to score against 21 different MLS teams:
 It’s kinda cool. It is special. Houston has always had a special place in my heart and I really spent some great years here. It took a little while but it’s a great feeling.
On the game:
 “I thought we should have won the game. I personally had a few chances where I could have scored.”
On his free kick:
“In the first half that was obviously a good chance to score. It didn’t go in but I had many chances after that I should have put away.”
On Houston:
“They are a team that needed beating. We need that first road win, but we didn’t get it. We have to go on to the next game.”


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