Quotes from last night: Chivas USA

08 July 11:40 de la mañana

Quotes from last night: Chivas USA

 

CHIVAS USA HEAD COACH – ROBIN FRASER: 

Thoughts on the game: “I thought we were probably a little too passive in the beginning of the game, not urgent enough.  Certainly, when we’re playing against a team who has traveled a bit and played a couple of games, we want to be able to push the tempo and push the pace.  First half I thought things were a little bit too slow, we didn’t move the ball quickly enough, we didn’t make it difficult for them at all. I felt in the second half our urgency was much better. Certainly the second half of the second half I thought it was very good.  Obviously pleased with creating a number of chances.  Ultimately, obviously we need to finish one of those.  More than anything we just come out of it as a group realizing that we have to [be urgent].  The urgency that we saw in the second half is what we need to see more of.”

On Chivas USA’s defense: “Certainly we’ve seen this group grow defensively.  I think Danny Califf has been very instrumental in solidifying how we defend.  Having said that, as you look at the second half, I think the entire team defending was very good and as a result we are certainly happy to have shutouts but we need to win games.”

CHIVAS USA DEFENDER – JAMES RILEY:

Thoughts on the game: “I thought the energy in the second half was great, first half obviously came off a little slow after the by week. I think the second half we obviously pushed the game and tried to get the goal and we were bright at times.  We are missing that final touch at times still, but it’s always good to play an entertaining match even though it was zero, zero.  Defensively, we kept it zero.  Some guys put in good shifts and we got some guys back off injury, it was good.”

On the team’s performance: “I think the defense plays well as a unit.  I thought the midfield and the forwards put in a great shift today.  The formation shift at half time really worked and as we continue to fine line it or fine tune it, the goals will start coming.  The good thing is we’re getting chances. I think we’re a deep team, we have guys that can contribute off the bench and if they have to start and things of that sort, we’ll do well.”

CHIVAS USA MIDFIELDER – RYAN SMITH:

Thoughts on the game: “Started off a bit slow, we didn’t create too many chances.  At least we didn’t lose and we didn’t give up any goals.  It’s a point at the end of the day, so we’ve got to be happy with that.”

On how the team’s is preparing for the four upcoming matches this month: “We just do what we normally do, just train hard and work on our game plans from game to game.  Whoever we are playing against, we’ll prepare for them.”