Brad Evans: “I think the guys are confident right now. Obviously we wanted to have the shutout and not let that one goal go in, but to respond and get the second goal gives us even more confidence going down there. We know that they have to beat us and I can tell you that nobody is scared to go down there. We have done well anywhere we played away from home last year.
Mauro Rosales“We handled the game for 90 minutes. We thought if we kept pushing them we could score another goal, but they already scored once and we didn’t want to give up another in the first game of the series. Now, we have to go there with the same intensity that we came with on the field today--be very aggressive, concentrate, and try to get a good shot for a goal.”
Coach SIGI SCHMID (with Evans sitting right beside him):“Well, thanks to Brad’s broad shoulders…was that a header or a shoulder? All I know is that it went in and it went over [Oswaldo] Sanchez. It’s something, it’s a character that we displayed last year and it’s a character that still sits within this team and the desire to do well sits within this team. I said before the game that for us a large part of tonight is going to be about our mentality because we weren’t going to be as sharp as them and I think our mentality showed through. It showed through by scoring right after they scored. It also showed through that overall I thought we were a little bit better organized defensively in the second half and it showed through by us being able to match it through the end of the game.”