Quotables: Chivas USA players and coach sound off about the SuperClasico

"We dominated most of the game, we created a lot of chances, but we could not put the chances a

Chivas USA Head Coach Martín Vásquez

On the match:

I’m disappointed with the result, but pleased with
the second half, the effort especially. The response after being 2-0 down [was]
we came out with a lot of energy, we created some chances… All season,
they have been relying on Landon [Donovan], [Edson] Buddle and now David
[Beckham], and when you allow them space or let them get behind the line of
defense, you’re going to be punished.

On the team moving forward:

We’re going to take it one game at a time.
There’s still a lot to play for, and we’re going to try to finish
strong. I think to talk about next year right now it too soon. We have to focus
on the next game, and after these last four games we’ve got to sit down,
evaluate, and analyze, and talk about next year.

Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein

On the match:

In the first half, we dug ourselves into a hole, which we
didn’t want to do. We even had some chances before that; it was one of
those games where both teams had some stuff going for them in the first half,
it was kind of back-and-forth. The second half was way better for us. We were
able to control the ball quite a bit. We got down the flanks, we had some
success out there, and then got some crosses in and had some good header looks,
but we just didn’t put them away. It was a little too little too late in the
end, and the final goes 2-1.

On what the team is playing for after being eliminated
from the playoffs:

“I think more than anything, you’re always
playing for pride. Obviously, it’s a blow when you know you’re
mathematically out of the playoff race – it’s something you shoot
the whole year. We are going to try to work on the things [that we] messed up
in the rest of the year. More than anything it’s for pride. You just want
to go out winning.”

Chivas USA midfielder Paulo Nagamura

On the team’s performance:

“I think we were the better team on the field. We
dominated most of the game, we created a lot of chances, but we could not put
the chances away. Like I said before, they had two or three chances and they
scored two goals. It’s very difficult to recover from two-nil
down.”

On the play of the young players on the team:

“They did a pretty good job. I think even Ben
[Zemanski] and [Michael] Lahoud did a very good job in the middle of the park.
Like I said, we had possession of the ball, we created chances, but we could
not put chances away. I’m disappointed with the result, but to be honest,
I’m happy with the attitude the guys [showed] tonight. Even we were two
down, we fought back and we almost got the tie in the end.”

On the team’s goals going forward:

“We’ve got to keep working. We do not know
what’s going to happen next, so we’ve got to take one game at a
time, and work game by game. We’ve got to get results, and let’s
hope that next week we can get a win here at home against Toronto.”