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Praise for Remick, but "little thing" with Leo's hip

Today, coach Sigi Schmid talked about Remick's play, but also mentioned an apparently minor but previously unreported hip issue with incumbent start Leo Gonzalez.

SCHMIDOn Remick: I thought he’s played with good energy at training. His confidence is up. Like I said, Leo has a little thing going on: nothing that could prevent him from playing, but it was bothering him definitely a little bit. We felt it was time to make a little change that way.

On Remick vs. Houston: I thought Remick did all right. I thought his confidence was good, his defending was all right. Games always teach you things. So there are certain things that you could see in the game that he needs to continue to work on, but I thought he was OK.

On Gonzalez issue: He’s just got a little bit of a problem with the hip flexor, so when he gets in certain positions of striking the ball it just tinges him a little bit. Again, it’s not something that he can’t play through or anything, but it’s something that does bother him sometimes.

DYLAN REMICKOn re-watching the game: I’ve seen a little bit of the game, and I’ll probably watch more this week. Obviously it wasn’t the prettiest of games, but to get the “W” a man down is pretty good.

On his own play: I want to get a little better with us in possession. I want to get the ball more and get forward more and see if I can create a little more havoc in the offensive third. And then defensively I want to stay strong, and I want to be hard to beat. Obviously it was tough because going a man down we were playing a little more of a different formation, and guys playing positions they weren’t as comfortable with just because it was a defensive game. Overall, just be strong on the defensive side of the ball as well.