Post-Game Quotes: Union At KC

PHILADELPHIA UNION MANAGER PETER NOWAK
 

“The last two games has been the same thing. It's the same story over again with an early goal, which we can prevent. The shaping of the positions was good. They got a really great shot from Kei Kamara, so you know, we've been chasing (the other team in) many games (similar to) this. From the first game in Seattle to this game. The red card and another early goal, it just kills us. It was a good effort in the second-half, even being a man down. We had a couple good passes together and the flow of the game was pretty good. They saved a couple of good balls in the box; it was just missing the final touch and the execution.”

 

On their road stretch:
 

“It was a tough stretch for us, with eight games on the road and only (two) games at home. We're going back home right now, and we're really happy about that. We just want to make sure we continue working the way we work. But also, cut down the mistakes and cut these cards and play from the beginning like we did in the second half.”

On allowing five goals in the first 15 minutes of games this season:
 

“In some capacity, we don't recognize we're going to get hurt. Instead of just preventing that kind of stuff from the beginning, we try to manage that and try to recover and all of a sudden, the goals will start coming. This situation has got to stop because we're going home and if they (keep getting) the goals and we start chasing, then it's going to be difficult to manage the game. We have enough experience and quality in the locker room. These youngsters are learning on the job I'd say, and the most important thing is to believe and continue working like we have in the past three months.”

PHILADELPHIA UNION DEFENDER DANNY CALIFF
 

“It was tough. I think they had two shots in the first half, and they had two goals. We put ourselves behind the eight-ball. Then we get a red card, and we didn't come out in the first half with any kind of urgency. We didn't win any second balls. We were punished. Like I said: two shots and two goals. Then I think when we had 10 men in the second half, we controlled the play. But by that time, we were able to create things, but they were able to, especially with numbers in the back, shut a lot of plays down.”

 

On their two-week break from action:
 

 

“We're road weary. We're looking forward to this break and getting some home games. I think right now, there's a lot going on in our heads at this moment. I think it's going to be a good week, and we can leave a lot of that stuff at the door.” 

On going down 2-0 in the first half:
 

On going down 2-0 in the first half: