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FC Dallas Vs Sporting Kansas City Quote Sheet

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Plenty of good talking points from the big win over Sporting Kansas City. Here are some quotes from FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman, keeper Kevin Hartman, midfielder Brek Shea, striker Maicon Santos and midfielder Bobby Warshaw.

 

FC Dallas Manager Schellas Hyndman

On his team's attitude...

I said to our players what is it about you? You never give up when things are going against you. We were playing against a very good team at home. We have had a very difficult couple of weeks or I should say a couple months. A sellout atmosphere, a tremendous atmosphere, what is it about you guys? It really comes down to leadership and character. I don't think anybody should ever expect FC Dallas to give up. I think tonight was an example of great leadership and character.

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On the performance of Brek Shea...

I think at the end Brek sent some quality balls in. I think the field itself wasn't really quality enough for either team, but I think what it does is really help theattacking team. Brek got free a couple of times there at the end, served some great balls and obviously being down a man it was really difficult for Sporting Kansas City to get players to attack and defend.

On the dynamics of a 2-0 match...

When you're up two goals it's a dangerous time in a game. A lot of people don't realize when you're up two goals its not a great time in a game. You have to kill the game and if you give a team a chance to get one then they have the confidence to get more.

On the timing of the first goal for FC Dallas...

It is always about timing isn't it? While they are still celebrating on their second goal we get a free kick and I think it was probably Brek that got fouled and Hernandez hits it into the box trying getsomebody to get a head on it and it just gets through everyone. Unassisted goal but it was huge timing.

On Sporting Kansas City and LIVESTRONG Sporting Park...

I think Sporting Kansas City had such a difficult start being on the road as much as they were. Coach Vermes did a fantastic job keeping the guys confident to keep them within striking distance once they got the stadium built.

The atmosphere is fantastic. You guys should all be very proud of your team. Your front office, what a great job they've done getting people here in the stands and very passionate people. When we talk about passionate soccer and Kansas City, I mean, it's fantastic.

FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman


General thoughts on the match...

I'm just really excited about the guys really hanging in there. We made a mistake on the first goal, their guy came through and we couldn't really do much about it, and the second goal is us needing to work on our marking on free kicks. There are things we can improve on certainly, but I think the most important thing is that we were a group that stayed level-headed and continued to compete and have opportunities. To walk out of KC with the three points is crucial for us. Tonight was really a good step for us.


On returning to Kansas City and playing at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park...

I saw Cliff [Illig] before the game and I congratulated him. It's something they should be proud of. The field obviously needs to continue to come along, but it's kind of new growth, it doesn't have deep roots yet. The field will come along and will get to a point where they'll be able to play the kind of soccer that they really want and play more possession and get results they're looking for, they've certainly done really well so far.


FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea

General thoughts on the match...

First off, great stadium, great crowd, I really enjoyed the environment. I think it was back and forth pretty much all game. They went ahead in the first half, and could've been up 2-0, I thought maybe we could have got a goal as well. The second half they got up 2-0, but this team showed what we're all about and we didn't give up, we kept fighting.

On playing their second match this year against Sporting Kansas City...

I think Kansas City after that 4-1 win in Dallas, they were on a roll and were playing really well. I think we really wanted to come in here and get a win. On a personal level, they came into our house and beat us, we wanted to come in and do the same thing. We pulled it out.


On 3.5 games in a week...

I love playing games, but I don't know if my body agrees with me right now. But we're trying to do everything we can to get ready for it. I think we're excited, it's the semifinals [of the Lamara Hunt US Open Cup]. Hopefully we get a win there then win the final.


FC Dallas forward Maicon Santos,


General thoughts on the match...

We knew this was going to be a tough game for us. To come back in a game like that, is very difficult. We kept pressing and pressing and got our first goal and then we kept it going and got three goals.

We've been fatigued with travel, but as a team, we should not give up. We play well, and want to keep up and score goals.


FC Dallas defender Bobby Warshaw

On his goal...

That's why Brek [Shea]'s the man. He can win you a game, save you a game any moment. That's why he's Break Shea right now. When Brek gets the ball, you know he's going to do special things, you work hard, get in the box and hopefully a good thing happens.