Notable Quotables | Orlando City vs. Colorado Rapids

Notable Quotables | Orlando City vs. Colorado Rapids

Orlando City SC Head Coach Oscar Pareja

On the team’s performance tonight:

“I’m very proud of the effort that we had. The execution of the game plan was very good. We had the frustration of the goal. From there the frustration grew and it was very unfair, but we’re going to take it. That’s the way it goes. We’re going to have calm and we’re not going to look for any excuses. The game was very well played by my players.”

On fielding five defenders:

“It was a modification of the game. We were trying to control the aerial game of [Kei] Kamara and trying to attack them by the flanks. The wingbacks played an excellent role. Joao [Moutinho] and Kyle [Smith]. They gave stability there. We wanted to start our sequences around them and they did a great job. We tried to attack their spaces with Benji [Michel] and Tesho [Akindele]. I thought that was one of the highlights of our game.”

Orlando City SC Midfielder Chris Mueller

On being substituted in late in the game:

“I was going to try to make a difference. Try to help the team win the game. I came on with about ten minutes left and I knew there weren’t going to be too many touches coming my way. I had to see what kind of chances came and knew that I had to take advantage of whichever one that I got. I was glad that I did that, but it’s really frustrating that’s taken away by a lack of concentration on one last play. We should have come away with a good road point. Unfortunately, we have to learn from our mistake and move on.”

On having a game-changing mentality:

“I try to approach it as trying to control what I can and not being upset about other things. Just taking whatever I can get and trying to make the best of it. Trying to make whatever advantage I can get and take whatever chance comes my way. Just do the things that I can control.”

Orlando City SC Midfielder Andrés Perea

Thoughts on his first 90 minutes:

“I’m very happy to have debuted with this team and am very excited to keep working.”

On playing in a defensive formation:

“I think we did well. We always have to do it for the team and we have to keep working.”

On the team’s emotion after the second goal:

“Sadness. We had the game in our hands and we let it go. Now it’s time to turn the page and focus on Chicago.”


September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.