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QUOTE SHEET: Union shutout FC Cincinnati

Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin

On the result
"Overall, you know a real complete performance from the guys. I really happy with the way we defended as a team. It was very organized Cincinnati that had 10 guys behind the ball. It was difficult to break down.I didn't like our movement in the first half but I think the guys up top adjusted in the second half and ran into some deeper spots and broke up that triangle between Fafa (Picault), David (Accam) and Marco (Fabian). We made some really good runs into the corners and that actually lead to two of our goals. Overall I couldn't be more proud of the group. Points on the road in this league are really hard to come by. So to take three today is something special. We have a very strong team.We’ve had good performances now in each of our games. I think our team has gotten better, adjusting to a new system and a new style. The payers are really taken to it and I think we could’ve scored three or four goals today."

On what switched in the second half
"More of the same in the defensive half. Our back four has been solid all year, the guys in front of them, the midfielders and even the forwards have done a good job of limiting chances and making it an easy night for (Andre Blake), which is important. But then attacking-wise, the amount of corners we created in the first half, I believe nine, just shows we were in the attacking half and on the front foot. We just had to be more clinical with our final pass, get movement in the box and you saw that in the second half. We still could’ve finished a few more, like I said. I think that will come, but anytime you can get a shutout in a tough environment on a tough day with the elements and the turf and all these variables, to win 2-0 on the road is always something special.”

On David Accam
"(He was) really good. I thought the play he makes on the goal is special. The composure he shows to fake a shot to get the defenders to dive in and then to calm down in front of goal and just finish and just slot it in was excellent. He’s hot right now. He’s done a great job for us. He started having a little tightness he started to feel, and you don’t want that, especially on (turf), it could become something that pops and you’re chasing it for a couple weeks, so give him a lot of credit.”

Philadelphia Union Midfielder David Accam

On second-half execution
"He told us we worked really well but we needed to do a lot of runs to create more space for our self and for and I think that is what we did, made a lot of good runs and created a goal for Marco (Fabian) and also in my goal it was just a good play from Brenden (Aaronson) and I was in a good position and scored the goal.”

On switch in the back of his last name
"It means a lot because it was a name that me and my dad shared. For me. I think this is the best way, to wear Titi on my back, to honor my late dad.”

On his fitness and what is clicking for the team
"Yeah, yeah I think I feel much better now. My fitness, it’s not there yet but it’s almost there. I have like a good feeling about myself. You know I think it’s just about me trying to get fitter and fitter and get better”


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