Dylan Remick | Postgame at Portland Timbers

On scoring the tying goal tonight…
“It was a pretty good time. Just doing what I can. Felt pretty amazing. My right foot hasn’t done that a lot in my life. That was cool. It was just a great response by the team. Unfortunate goal [for Portland]. My fault basically, so I wanted to do what I could to help the team get back in the game. Luckily [Jalil Anibaba] put the ball back across, exactly like we planned it up and just swung through and hoped. I was pretty surprised myself so it took a while to settle in. It was, again, a good team effort on the goal and in the game in general.”

On slipping in the buildup to the TImbers goal…
“Yeah, I just slipped a little bit on the turf. Unfortunate but that’s what happens. They took advantage of it. But then again, we talked about even if we went a goal down we have to keep to our game plan. We knew that set pieces were an area we could capitalize on both offensively and defensively. Luckily it came through for us.”

On if the tying goal took the pressure off the team…
“Absolutely, especially with the road goal rule, we knew that if we kept a scoreless second half then the game was ours. We knew that the longer we kept it 1-1, the more [Portland] would have to throw numbers forward, which is perfect for us because we’re great on the counter attack. It was a good mentality going into halftime. We knew exactly what we needed to get done and everybody bought in and we got the victory.”

On matching up against the Sounders next round…
“Yeah. I’ve started [thinking about it]. It’ll be cool to see some old faces. Again, it’s an amazing atmosphere, just like tonight was. That gets you hyped up to play. That’ll be fun.”

On when he found out he’d be in the starting lineup…
“I just found out today when we were doing our pregame meetings. They told me I was going to play and I was ready.”

On the team’s consistent rotation throughout the year…
“It’s good that [Wilmer Cabrera] is rotating. Everybody stays fresh that way and everybody feels a part of the team. When somebody has to come in to a big game like tonight, you don’t feel out of place. You have your rhythm. The guys on the team feel confident with everyone and anyone coming into the game, so it’s really good for team chemistry, rhythm and morale.”

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