Duran: "I’m sure excited. I’ve been training here for a month and a half now, so I’ve kind of got a feel for the guys on the team. I’m just really overjoyed to be here and be a part of this program. The opening game yesterday and 10,000 fans there – it’s more fans than I’ve ever seen in my days. I’m really excited to see the big crowds."
Sodade: "It feels great. I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. It’s every soccer player’s dream growing up. You see everyone on TV, (it’s) like: ‘I want to be just like them.’ Now I get to be one of those guys that kids want to be like and think, ‘I want to be just like him.’ So, it feels great. It feels amazing."
Sodade had other good news: "I’m actually going out to Fort Lauderdale on the 13th. We have a Canadian camp, so I’ll be gone from the 13th to the 20th and try to make the team. It’s just a camp, and we have a 20-man roster after that. Hopefully I have a good showing at the camp and hopefully play in Nashville against the U.S., Cuba and El Salvador in one of the groups.