The five most interesting quotes by the players/coaches in the wake of Kansas City's 4-1 thumping of San Jose.1.
“I think that was a beautiful goal. I saw the ‘keeper come out, and I thought I should shoot it. And, you know, it worked out.
Kansas City Wizards' striker Birahim Diop, on his third goal 2.
“The man can finish. There's no doubt. The unfortunate aspect is that tonight was an indication of what this team can do on a regular basis. There could have been a few other goals there, as well. But it's nice to see us finish, not only chances but also finish a team off as well. I thought that from the opening whistle, all the new starters on the field played very well, and they took their opportunities well. That was very pleasing.”
Peter Vermes, on Diop's three-goal performance. 3.
“I think it just snow balled. We are a team that if we don’t put our hard hats on early and tackle and do the little things, then we are going to get beat like that. I felt like to the man everyone didn’t do the little things. We didn’t make the easy pass, the tackles, and we didn’t win our fifty-fifties.”San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski, on the game getting out of hand. 4.
“I look at it that I want to contribute to the team in any way that I can. If it’s being Jimmy's backup, then it’s being Jimmy's backup the best I can be. Every day I try to come in and train hard and contribute and improve. It's finally nice to get a game and hopefully I get a few more in the future.”
Wizards' goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, on his first MLS start. 5.
“We had some bright spots in the game, but as a general performance, it was poor for us. We’ve been really difficult to break down away from home, but tonight we seemed pretty easy. We didn’t really get grips for the conditions, and Kansas City looked more dangerous than us.”
Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop, on the game.