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Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact #3: Post-Game Quotes

Thanks to Crew Communications team (, here some quotes after a hard-fought and somewhat controversial game between the Columbus Crew and the Montreal Impact.

Here are the Montreal Impact quotes from coach Jesse Marsch, captain Davy Arnaud and striker Justin Braun. More quotes can be found here.


Overall thoughts on the game:

There's frustration for obvious reasons. Even with ten men, I thought for major stretches of the game we still were playing well and creating chances. (Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum) made some big saves. Donovan (Ricketts) on our side. Our guys stuck together and fought hard. We're frustrated right now because we feel like bounces aren't really going our way right now. We still have firm belief of who we are and what we're about.

On playing with ten men:

Our team stuck together in tough moments tonight. That's what becoming a team is about. Take the calls out. Throw them out, because the way we played with ten men and the way we pushed the game... that was a real sign of who we're becoming and what this means to all of us and what they mean to each other. I'm proud of the group tonight.

On Donovan Rickett's performance:

I think Donovan showed tonight why he's won of the premier goalies in this league. I think he came up big. He's been sharp in training and tonight he made some big saves.


On adjusting to playing with ten men:

It's a completely different game at that point. It changes everything you've worked on during the week. You've got to take a different approach. I think we responded well. We kept battling and for good parts of the game we still looked really good and we were still getting chances.

On goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts:

In the second half, (Columbus) had some good chances and Donovan was important. It's important for a goalkeeper to make saves and keep you in the game, and he did that.


Overall thoughts on the game:

It's disappointing. We came in here expecting to get three points and we walk away with nothing. It's kind of a disappointment to us, but I thought our guys battled. It's hard anytime you go down a man, but I thought we stuck together and kept pushing. I think we could have gotten a few goals there and at least walked away with a point tonight.

On Jeb Brovsky's red card and Milovan Mirosevic's PK goal:

"Obviously, that's something hard to recover from, but I thought we responded well. We kept attacking and kept playing the way we wanted to play. I think we created more chances in the second half than (the Crew) did. Unfortunately, we weren't able to put any in, but we've got to walk away from this with our heads high because of the effort the team gave."