USL Post-Game Reaction: Jared Stroud | 5/10/19

On the team’s performance against Ottawa…

Yeah, I thought it was a good result in the end and I think it was a difficult game with the field and you know a bunch of little kids screaming the crowd, but I think overall it was a good result for us. Maybe sometimes the game did not go the way we wanted, but I think at the end of the day we have to walk away happy at least getting one point. It was a tough game.

 

On his equalizing goal…

I just felt like at the end of the game we were going to get one more chance. We just kind of stayed optimistic and then when Janos got it, I just thought, you know, we practice cut backs, so he put it back in a perfect spot for me and then I just tried to put it in a good chance to score the goal, and when it went in we were all really excited, so it was good for the team.

 

On having a ten-day break…

I think it is going to be good. I mean we have obviously had a lot of games in a short period of time and, you know the Ottawa trip was difficult to playing in the morning and stuff, but I think 10 days get a little bit of rest and then get back at the middle part of the season and really get after it and try to get as many points as we can heading into an important time in the season. I think there are a lot of really big games coming up, so we are just going to have to use this time get better and kind of regroup and get ready for Tampa.

 

On the difference between this year and last year…

I think this year’s team it just seems like, I do not know maybe a little bit of chemistry and a little bit more experience. I think this year we seem to be a little bit more locked down at the back and obviously I think we have been a little unlucky giving up some goals. I think overall, Jordan [Scarlett] , Sean [Nealis], Rece [Buckmaster], [Allen] Yanes, [Edgardo] Rito, and Janos [Loebe] they have all done really well so far, and you know adding [Jean-Christophe] Koffi in there. [Chris] Lema with another year of experience. I think the backline has done well and they have helped us a lot and then obviously on the offensive side of things, I think we have been putting some good plays together, scoring goals. Obviously, a lot of things are going on right now with losing Tom [Barlow], but he was doing really good in the beginning of the season and we will see what we can do and just keep scoring goals.

 

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