That game, not surprisingly, was the main topic of conversation with coach Sigi Schmid. Others were Lamar Neagle being honored as MLS player of the week (outlined in the post below), and a health update on Patrick Ianni and Michael Seamon.
Schmid on the game: It’s the last game in a long stretch of games for us. We want to make sure that we maintain our focus going into this last game. The U.S. Open Cup is something that we take very seriously and we want to continue to do that. We know we have an opportunity to host the final if we win the semifinal, but we have to take care of this first.
Schmid's health updates: Ianni is ready to go. I think they want to keep the boot on (Seamon) for like a week to 10 days and then have him start working again.