Postgame Quotes: FC Dallas

Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph

On Kelyn Rowe…

From day one Kelyn came in and worked hard, you tell him what we need and he just puts his head down and works for the team. And that’s what we need. He’s good on the ball and he’s good when he is going against people. He can use both feet. He’s a good kid. He works hard and the sky is the limit for Kelyn.

Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe

On suffering a tough loss…

It’s tough that we played well. We really came out especially in the second half and played tough. We created some chances that unfortunately we couldn’t put away. We slipped up for five seconds and they did well to score a goal.

Were there any adjustments at half time?

Coach [Jay Heaps] made no adjustments position-wise or anything like that. He came in like, “look you guys are doing all right, just keep your heads up and let’s go out there and give them what we know we have. We saw it against L.A. We saw it against Portland. We need to see it again here and tonight.” And we did.

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis

How did you feel about how you guys played in that first half?

We did all right. We definitely did not play our best game. We were a little bit off and we were not as cohesive as we needed to be. That being said, it was 0-0 at halftime. We came out in the second half and really turned it up a notch. We had them on their back foot for most of the second half. Unfortunately, we didn’t do the right things at the end of the game.

They had some good opportunities in the beginning of the game, and you made some nice saves, talk about how you did individually.

I did what I needed to do back there. I kept us in the game as long as possible.

What was your experience with the tornados that came in town?

The weather came in, the hotel got on the intercom and said there was weather coming our way and it would be best if we seek cover. The hotel was great. The staff was great and everything was very orderly.

Are you happy with the way you guys played up until the goal?

No, I think we definitely did not play our best game. We did enough to at least get a point, but it was not in the cards tonight.