Postmatch Quotes -- Fire 1:1 Orlando City SC

Chicago Fire at Orlando City SC
MLS Regular Season
Citrus Bowl – Orlando, Fla.
Aug. 29, 2015

Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop

On the game and rain delay:
“I think the rain affected both teams. It seemed like at the end of the game we both were kind of on our last legs. I think a draw is fair. We had a good first half. Playing on Wednesday caught up with us a little bit. Orlando had some good chances the second half. We had a goal called offside which would have made it one zero, and then we scored the next goal. But all and all a point away from home was a fair result.”

On moving forward:
“We’ve got a big, big game next Saturday in Montreal. It’s not for all the marbles, but if we can get a win there it keeps us in playoff hunt. So it’s a big game and we’ve got to get ready for that one.”

Chicago Fire’s David Accam (forward)

On the goal:
“From when I got the ball, I thought there was space on his left side so what came into my mind was just shoot first and that’s what I did.”

Heading into international duty:
“My confidence is up. I just need to head into international play, and I’m hopeful moving forward.”

Chicago Fire’s Razvan Cocis (midfield)

On weather delay:
“Well there’s not much you can do about the weather, so we wait for the signal to go out. Both times we were on the field we had about 10 minutes to warm up. Although I felt like second half we were a little bit tired, especially because we had a mid-week game.”

Assist on David Accam’s Goal:
“I get the ball and I know David is usually playing wide. The ball was meant for him, but it was a little low. I remember that Gilberto couldn’t control it, and it just went through but he got it and scored the goal.”

On players leaving for internationals:
“It’s going to be hard with players going away on international teams, but still we need to play. We have to stay focused. We are still hoping and we are still fighting for playoffs so we have to be concentrating on the next game.”