Columbus Head Coach: Robert Warzycha
“It was a battle between two teams. I’m very happy we scored in the last minute, but I thought Vancouver fought hard and probably deserved a point, especially with the penalty.”
“In the first half we had a couple good looks, our defenders did very well blocking their shots and Joe Cannon saved a couple. I’m happy because we knew it was going to be a battle and because we got the three points”
“I thought we played well. I thought the game was a bit open but after the red card, we got control of the match from that point on and I was happy to come on and get the game winner.”
“Tonight was a grind and it wasn’t the prettiest of games, but we’re glad to get three points. It was great with Jeff Cunningham getting the record.”
“I thought it was an ugly game. From our side, we knew it was going to be that way with the surface. With Vancouver being down, we expected it to be an ugly game. We made some mistakes but Vancouver wasn’t able to capitalize on them.”
“The Dunfield save was a big save at a big moment and it took the wind out of Vancouver’s sail and the red card changed the game as well.
“I’m happy for Jeff Cunningham to get his league leading goal.”
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Vancouver Head Coach: Tom Soehn
“It is obviously very disappointing. We had a lot of young, fresh legs and for the most part they did a good job of executing our tactics and keeping them under pressure and creating chances, but you have to finish your chances and then with the energy that we put into the game, we have to reward ourselves. You have to take advantage of them and we didn’t.
“The only important stat on the stat sheet [that matters] is the wins/losses and they got the goal and we didn’t, so we are very disappointed, especially here on our home turf.”
“I have been feeling a lot more confident and I think I demonstrated it in this game. I think that from here, it’s up.
“We have to take the positives out of this game and turn it around quickly because we play on Saturday.”
“We didn’t manage to score. It’s just, the problem, you can say, oh they lost again, but it was 0-0 and first we shoot the post , then we miss a penalty, then we take a red, and then give up a last minute goal. It’s really a hard situation, but we have to make a step now and get hungry and try to win again.”
“You know, I want to say congratulations to the guys. The stage was set for me to score and sometimes in football there are no in between the highs and the lows. It’s going to be a tough night for me personally, but I think a lot of the young lads on the field can be proud of themselves.
“Yeah, I’m that kind of guy, I want the ball. Some days they go in and I’m the hero and other days they don’t.”