SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH MATIAS ALMEYDA
On facing a tough Minnesota United team on the road:
"I don't think it's a lack of creativity, we had 15 shots and we couldn't finish. And then their goals were great plays from them and errors on our part, but, in my opinion, I liked the team we put out - I'm liking this team a lot. At the start of the season we were the team everyone wanted to play, now no one wants to play against us. We're growing."
On whether he thought it was a tough match:
"I was expecting a tough match. We studied our opponent, knowing they beat us at home, they have great players, great system of play. We knew it would be a match to fight for in the midfield and that's where we lost. Then we had a great effort by our players and I'm very proud of them."
On the tough start for San Jose this season and the recent run of results:
"Since the start of the season, I've noticed a great change. We had 80 percent of the original roster. We keep working, we keep correcting but we're doing well. We're doing very well, and the important thing is this team has an identity of play and that's very difficult to achieve in soccer."