Here are some highlights:
On what to expect) “It all depends what their approach is at home. Obviously our approach has to be somewhat similar as it was in Seattle in that we need and we need to score goals, which is what we wanted to do. We hope we have a little more good fortune than we had in Seattle. But as a game plan, I don’t expect the Galaxy to be that much different because they were successful with what they did in Seattle. But on the same token, being at home I think they will be a little bit more willing to go forward than they did in Seattle.”
On the risks and rewards of trying to score early) “I’ll call (San Jose coach) Frank Yallop and ask him for whatever his lucky charm was that he had up there in New York with him, so that will help us get that early goal. It’s a situation of you want to attack in an appropriate manner. What I mean by that is we are definitely going to attack but on the same token we are not going to throw caution into the wind in minute one and go forward like you would go forward in minute 80. We feel confident in our ability to attack and we have addressed some of the issues that will help us play against a team that is maybe a little bit more defensive in orientation and hopefully that will work for us. At the end of the day, it all comes down to finishing our chances and we had chances in Seattle, we need to finish those. If we get the early goal like we were close to in Seattle then it opens the game up for us.”
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On San Jose Earthquakes beating New York Red Bulls) “Not really any lessons in the game. As much as it is a situation that our team can see that is something that can be done. We have been a good road team all year so we feel confident.”
On Jeff Parke's sprained ankle) “We will see today at training. I haven’t talked to my trainer this morning. There’s probably a greater probability of him not playing than playing.”
On Parke's likely replacement, Tyrone Marshall) “Tyrone is fine. He is an experienced player. He is a player who has been in a lot of big games. It’s a situation where we went on a very good run with (Jeff) Parke and (Patrick) Ianni at center backs and they continued to play well. Tyrone was knocking on door but because of the success we were having there was no need to change. It wasn’t so much of Tyrone not playing well enough to get back on the field. It was just we continued to have success. I feel pretty confident in his abilities and I know he feels very confident in his abilities. He’s ready to play. I think the Champions League games he played for us in that stretch he played very well.”