Erick Torres | Postgame at Portland Timbers

General thoughts on the match…
“It was a tough game. It was one we were expecting. In the first half, we did a really good job. We were able to manage, even though [Portland] has really important players. However, the second half we need to pull back and analyze what happened and be able to decipher what happened.”

On going up against a Portland backline that has featured several changes…
“Our offensive line got to know each other really well during preseason and now it’s showing. We’ve been doing a good job matching up together. We saw videos of the defense. We knew they had changes like in the back central was a different guy. We did what the coaching staff asked of us, to be more explosive, to play on the sides, to exploit the sides. We were able to break them down in the first half. During the second half we were not able to break them down, but that’s something we’re going to keep working on.”