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Post-match Quotes | #NYCvDC

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen

 

On today's game...

“I’m happy with the point but I would feel even better with three points... but I think New York are probably saying the same thing. Bill [Hamid] and Sean Johnson both came up with some great saves. It was probably a coin flip between the two teams and could of gone either way. The important thing is we got another shutout and we continue to not lose games. The back four were good and Bill looked sharp in goal.” 

 

On what to take away from today’s game...

“Even on a day where the conditions weren't ideal and we weren’t the best in possession, we were still able to create some really good chances and we recorded another shutout against a strong team on the road.” 

D.C. United Captain Wayne Rooney

 

On today’s game...
“It’s a good point. Obviously, it’s a difficult game and a difficult place to come. I thought both teams had a couple of good chances, Bill Hamid was fantastic today for us and made some really good saves, but I think it was probably a fair result.”

 

On today’s field conditions...
“I think the field is not ideal, but it is what it is. We have to deal with it and cope with it and so I thought as a team we coped really well.”

 

On the team feeling after week two...
"It’s a good start for us, like I said before four points from the two games, I think we’ll be happy with that. We’ve started well, and we got a home game against Salt Lake next week and if we can win that it’ll be a really good start going into the two week break.” 

 

D.C. United Goalkeeper Bill Hamid

Thoughts on earning one point…
“NYCFC home opener and we knew it was going to be a dogfight, especially with them going up 2-0 away to Orlando. We started off well with the storm, and we got a hard-fought point out in the road.”

 

On team chemistry...
“We’ve got a great chemistry about us right now, and two shutouts in a row is really good in this league. For us we want to keep building on that and not only me, but Sean had an amazing game today too in goal for New York City and I have a lot of respect for him too. I’m just trying to do my job.”

 

On the second consecutive clean sheet...
“Yeah in the back we’re doing solid, like I said we have a good chemistry about us. Fred took a hard knock at the end of the game and he fought to the end of the game. Russell and Junior have the ability to move laterally and protect the back line. It’s working well right now so hopefully we can translate that over to the attack.”

 

 


 

NYCFC HEAD COACH DOMÈNEC TORRENT

 

Thoughts on today’s performance in comparison to last weekend’s match…
"The result is a draw, we drew the game. That was the results, it’s not good for us, especially when you play calm in the back. We have a lot of games to try and win the game."

 

On Sean Johnson’s key performance today…
“The best player today wasn’t just Sean, it was both keepers. We created many chances in the first half and second half and both keepers played amazing. I’m very happy with Sean, not because his job is to stop the goals, but he has improved every single day when we are trying to build from the back especially here at home.”

 

NYCFC GOALKEEPER SEAN JOHNSON

 

On how he feels with today’s 0-0 draw…
“I think for us it’s an improvement from last week. We wanted the three points, but it was a tough game, it was a tough opponent - they’re obviously coming off of a good game. They were in a good period. For us, I think we have to really go back and analyze the game, but I think 0-0 is a good result.”

 

On battling with D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid…
“Bill and I go way back ‘till when we came into the league in 2010. We’ve been together along the way, so it was good to see him do well as well. I think it was a solid performance, I think it’s necessary when a team needs big moments, I think it’s important we keep teams off the scoreboard.”

 

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