The Full 90

Quotes on a boring draw

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS MANAGER PETER VERMES

Asked if happy about first road points and if it was fair result…

“I would say yes to both. We knew this was going to be a battle, it was going to be a grinding type game. Although in the first four games of the season we had that mentality that we could grind it out no matter what the situation was, we kind of lost that along the way a little bit. It was great for us to get back to that today because at the end of the day we grinded one out.”

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS GOALKEEPER JIMMY NIELSEN

On the game

“I think we did a great job, it was great to play with huge discipline. Even when we were one man ahead, we were still keeping the discipline in the team. When we got a man sent off, it was an open game again, and I think we worked really, really hard today. Of course it’s better to win but with a couple of losses in a row, it’s important to get the points. Today we have something to build on, and we have a very important game Thursday before the break against Philadelphia. If we can get a win there, we’ll be back.”

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS DEFENDER JIMMY CONRAD

On the game

“I thought it was a fair result. They had two good chances Jimmy Nielson made some pretty good saves, and obviously we were dangerous and had a man up for about 30-40 minutes. When we look back and think we’ll be more disappointed that we didn’t take advantage of that especially in the first before they could make their adjustments at half time.”

“I think we really believe this is the start of a run. We have Philadelphia at home, and obviously they are feeling pretty good about themselves after they just won in Houston last week, so they are going to be having that confidence that they can do it on the road against a tough opponent. But we know what we have to do. These are valuable points, so hopefully this is the start of a run.”

TORONTO FC HEAD COACH PREKI

On the game

“I take this as a loss, I thought the goalkeeper made 2 or 3 really good saves in the first half and kept them in the game and then we lose Nick Garcia. We had to change the way we played a little bit, but we still had a couple good moments in the first half that we could have nicked a goal or two. Then obviously the second half both teams were slow, lethargic, both teams were tired, hot weather. I was extremely disappointed with the substitutions that came on because I expect the guys to come on and work hard for the group and that was something that disappointed me.”

On Julian de Guzman’s play TORONTO FC DEFENDER ADRIAN CANN

On the game

“I’m disappointed, we were going out to get the three points, finish off on a high. Considering the fact we had a red card early, it was difficult, but I thought we did well as a whole defensively. Other than that – we wanted the 3 points, but we managed to keep a clean sheet and come away with a point, and we’ll take it from there.”

TORONTO FC MIDFIELDER NICK LABROCCA

On the game

“We worked hard together as a team, the red card was a little unfortunate and we definitely could of gotten 3 points out of it, we got 1 and it is what it is.”

“Unfortunately things like this do happen, and a lot of times you see teams lose those games but we battled, got a tie out of it, and we just got to go into the break with our heads up – we’ve done something pretty remarkable over the last couple of weeks and we’ve just got to keep going.”

TORONTO FC FORWARD CHAD BARRETT

On the game

“We were playing at home we want to get a result we still got a clean sheet we could of gotten a goal there. I was real mad just to get that dead leg and not really to be able to continue and then when we got down to 10 men Julian pulled his hamstring and that was kind of like 9 guys. Julian give him credit did great the last 20 minutes he had a great chance to maybe steal the points.”

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