Read my game from Wednesday's 2-1 international friendly loss to Deportivo Saprissa here.
And now for some random quotes that I thought were fun.
Rookie forward Mason Toye said this game was a bit of a milestone so far in his MLS career.
"I think this is probably the first game that I felt comfortable," he said. "I felt like I had time, and I think that was just with some of my movement. Just creating, giving myself a little bit more time on the ball. And I was able to survey my options and try to pick the right one. So, this is probably the first game that I felt super comfortable on the ball, and I was able to kind of do my thing and play the way I know how to play."
Toye said he's been working specifically with the coaches on the movement aspect of his game, so it was cool to see it come to fruition here. He also said this super cute thing about all the rookies helping each other not be sad about not playing so much.
"I haven’t really been down at all. I have Wyatt [Omsberg] and Carter [Manley], and we kind of talk through and keep each other’s spirits up when we might not be playing for a couple games," Toye said. "We really try to band together and just talk through it and keep our spirits up. It’s been all right, you know? I’ve learned a lot, and I’m continuing to get better every week in training. So I’m really happy that I’m here and with this group of guys."
Attacker Frantz Pangop scored his first goal for the Loons, and here is what he had to say about it: "It was a friendly game to expose myself. Every player had a chance to show himself. That is what the coach demanded. I am very happy for myself, but especially for the team, that I could score that goal."
Coach Adrian Heath said this wasn't his worse 2-1 loss of Wednesday. His home country, England, fell to Croatia in extra time also by that score line in the World Cup semis, which means it will not, in fact, be coming home.
"I would like to say it is, but it has not been a good day for the old three lions," Heath said. "Really disappointed. I could have retorted with, I didn’t see America there, but I wouldn’t go down that road. I'm not that type of guy, obviously."
Rewatch my Facebook Live below or click here. Also enjoy a video from Heath's postgame presser.