Revolution 5-3 Union: Highlights and Quotes, Because Life is Just Dandy Today

The Revolution took it to the Union on Saturday night, racking up five goals en route to a 5-3 away win. Here what the coach and some players had to say about the victory.

Feeling good? I'm feeling good. If you're a New England Revolution fan, you have to be feeling good. Last night's win over the Philadelphia Union extended their winning streak to four matches, their unbeaten streak to six, and made it ten goals in the last two games. Let's hear what Jay Heaps had to say about the win:


And now the quotes:

Brad Knighton

On getting the call and stepping in

"You have to be ready when your name's called.  I feel bad for Bobby, it's unfortunate, but you have to be ready for when your name is called like I said and try and help this team win and make saves.  We were fortunate enough to come here and get our first win.  We're just trying to keep this train rolling and maybe people will start believing in us.  We still have a ways to go, but there's a lot of young talent on this team.  We're on the up right now and we're dangerous to play."

On his perspective of the game

"Yeah, it was a pretty wide-open game at times, but there was some unbelievable play from us and there was some play that we wish we could have back.  I'm sure it was exciting for the fans and everything, but these are the types of games that we need to win.  When it's 5-1 we need to see the game out there and get six or seven, but they had a spill there around the 70th minute and they just kept coming in waves and waves and we need to mature a little bit and recognize that and learn how to weather the storm.  But, a lot of guys stepped up tonight, a lot of guys took their chances and we're going to win a lot of game if people take their chances like that."

Chris Tierney

Thoughts on performance and coming away with three points...

"It was important.  It's never easy to play here.  We knew our record.  We've never won here at PPL Park, so we're happy to take the three points - that's the most important thing.  I think we could've managed the game a little better down the stretch, but we scored five goals and won the game, so all in all it's a good day for us."

On starting strong in the second half

"Yeah, I thought we did some really good stuff and stuff that wasn't so great.  We were clinical when we had our chances and that's important, especially on the road.  I thought the guys took their chances well when they had them.  Again, I thought we could've managed the game a little better towards the end.  Like I said, all in all great result and the start of the second half was definitely important for us."

On the set pieces working tonight and the significance of that

"Whenever you can get goals on set pieces it's very important. We work on that a lot and credit to A.J. (Soares). Yeah, it's important for us to score on set pieces.  It gives us a chance to steal goals and steal points."

Diego Fagundez

Thought on the performance

"It was a tough game, but at the end of the day we all worked hard.  We came in with a game plan and everyone accomplished it.  From Brad (Knighton) to our forwards I think everyone worked hard."

On the importance of coming out strong in the second half

"We knew that that third goal was going to be the game-decider.  We just wanted to get it before they did.  I think everyone worked hard and we were trying to look for it.  We got that third goal and it felt a lot better for us.  We still have to be better on some of the mistakes we made."

On being a part of a team that finishes like this the past couple of games

"I was talking to Chris (Tierney) about it and were thinking the last time we scored ten goals in two games.  It's great that we're all finishing our chances because that's what wins games."

You said if you got off the mark you'd keep scoring - this is two weeks in a row

"Yeah, I'm feeling a little confidence and it's nice I could score one today and get an assist, but as long as the team is scoring.  It's not all about one person.  There's eleven guys that we're playing.  I think this is getting our confidence going for the next game."

On the incredible run that they're having

"I wish we can play tomorrow, but our bodies need rest.  It's going to be a big game next week and we don't want to lose on our home field."

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