“We didn’t prepare it the way – not our fault, obviously – the way you should prepare a game. But that’s the way the league is, and you have to come here and perform. We did match Portland for an hour; but then in the last 30 minutes they took over, and we ran out of steam. They took control of the game and scored two.”
“Look at the red card by Rafa, the PK that got called back. I think the game was lost well before any of those two things happened. Honestly it was a situation they had their boys raring to to go, and for some reason we didn’t have ours,’’ Petke told MSG. “I’m not going to blame the players; it starts with the coaching staff and the higher-ups.