Charlie Davies vs. FC Dallas

Postgame Quotes: Locker room reaction after Revs fall 3-0 to FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium

New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps
On tonight's game...
Disappointed across the board. Every facet of the game: how we attacked, how we defended, free kicks, set pieces, all of it. We got outplayed. Dallas was better than us tonight.
 
New England Revolution defender Chris Tierney
On tonight's game...
It's just unfortunate the way the game started. Our goal coming into tonight was to keep things tight and not to concede early, keep ourselves in the game. Conceding that early goal was disappointing. To start the second half, we put together some decent stuff, maybe we had a shot at a penalty early on, which would have kept us in it, but we couldn't get the final ball in the net. They hit us on the break twice and that was the story of the game.
On defending FC Dallas...
They've got some tricky guys with some pace that are tough to defend. The way they play, they get the ball out wide. [Fabian] Castillo gets going and he's tough defend. Then they've got [Mauro] Diaz coming out of the middle, who's quick and can pick a pass. They're a tough team to defend. We obviously didn't do well enough tonight defending and put ourselves in an early hole.
 
New England Revolution Midfielder Scott Caldwell
On tonight's game...
We didn't do enough, aside from the free kick, in the first half. I thought we were well organized, but we didn't get enough going forward. Overall, we weren't at our best if we want to get three points.
On defending FC Dallas...
They're good. They have pace. They can counter. They spread us out. They kept the ball well. We weren't at our best.
 
 FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja
Overall thoughts on the game…
Today, we played against a very good team - last year, those players were at MLS Cup and today they showed why. We’re very proud. In the first half, I thought we were doing a very good job pressuring them and making them feel that we were at home. We were pushing for the game and that worked pretty well. We had the best options and we started winning the game early, which helped us. 
In the second half, they came out with their reactions, but after the first 10 minutes of the second half, I thought we did pretty well pushing the pace. The boys showed great effort in pushing the game. I have to praise them because the intensity of the game never dropped and the goals came out as a result of it. 
On playing in two competitions…
As much as we want it, as much as we're optimistic, and as much as we're proud of our roster and our group, attending two competitions is hard. We have a young group – today we had three academy players finishing the game.  In the middle of the week we were taking care of them for this one game. 
Today, we just enjoyed the three points against a very good team and put the team higher in the standings by getting three more points, which is not easy at this stage.  It was very well deserved. 
 
FC Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy
On playing at home…
It’s important for us to set the standard here and let teams know when they’re coming here that they’re in for a hard day, not just on the defensive side of things, but they’re also going to struggle on the offensive side of things.
General thoughts on the match…
The credit goes to the back line. We give up goals as a team and score goals as a team. It’s a collective effort.
On continuity and the back line…
For us to win a championship, we need to gel together. We need to be prepared to have interchangeable parts, because things are going to happen, and players are going to have to step in and play. But for the last two home games it’s been great for the back line.
On Mauro Diaz and Fabian Castillo…
When you’re a goalie, you play for the guys that can change games, and Mauro [Diaz] and [Fabian] Castillo are two of those guys. They’re two of the premier guys in the league that can change games. I put on my gloves every game just to try and keep it clean in the back to give those two a chance to do some damage.
 
FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz
On his success this match…
It was special because the team got the three points, but we still have a long way to go.
On his set-piece goal…
I’ve tried going under the wall before. Generally, in MLS, the walls are very tall because of all of the tall players… I thought it was a good option to see if they would jump and it worked this time.
On coming off the field after the third goal…
I still feel tired at the end of matches. But I give everything I have when I am out there. The players that come in for me do well, but I keep going for it as long as I can.