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Happy RSL will “throw everything at it” Thursday

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm with No Comments »
November 2, 2012 10:47 pm

Some reaction from Real Salt Lake on their scoreless draw with the Sounders tonight:

Coach JASON KREIS
“I think I start with praising my team for an unbelievable effort they put forth tonight, and showed just a real desire to be committed and to stay together. It’s fantastic, and we had a lot of individual performances that were incredible, but I think I walk away feeling so proud of my team because they defined the word ‘together’ for me tonight.”

On the status of Fabian Espindola: “I don’t know that one either. He was questionable coming into this game. We knew he probably wasn’t going to be able to give us 90 minutes. I think he gave us 45 minutes of everything he had, and then hopefully made a smart decision to get himself off before he hurt himself any more seriously.”

Kreis on holding Seattle scoreless for four games, and whether that is a feat solely attributable to Rimando: “It’s about everybody; it’s about 11 players. Certainly, Nick made some individual plays tonight to make some stops on some corner kicks and such, but the 11 players in front of him were simply fantastic as well.”

On subbing in Jamison Olave: “Olave came on… it was my ideal plan to try to get Olave into the game to see if we can get ready for next week. But we were forced into that sub because Kwame Watson-Siriboe, I think, rolled his ankle and he was limping around and that’s not the game you want to be limping around in.”

On what he expects from the return leg: “I don’t know, we’ll see. I mean, we’re going to handle it the same way we try to handle every game, which is to try to be on the front foot. We’re at home, obviously we know we need to win to move on, and we’ll throw everything at it, I’m quite certain of it.”

Midfielder NED GRAVAVOY
On getting a positive road result:
“It feels good for sure. It’s a really difficult place to play. They’re a really good team and they have been for the past couple of years. We’ve been battling with them in the playoffs it seems almost every year. They’re well coached with good players so we knew it was going to be difficult coming into this. We got a result we wanted. We kept it zero and going back to our home turf and I think it is going to be another difficult game. Nothing is over by any means and I think Thursday is going to be another test for us for 90 minutes maybe plus.”

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