Marco Schällibaum Portland Timbers
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Postgame - "We didn’t come in here and steal the three points"

Impact head coach Marco Schällibaum

On the result:
“We didn’t come in here and steal the three points tonight. We were solid defensively and had a lot of help from our midfield. It was a difficult and tight game, but we responded well.”

On coaching in MLS:
“I come from Europe and everyone is a fan of football. I come here and I have a good start and we work very good together. I get by with my experience and also my ideas, but I know the other coaches work very well.”

Midfielder Davy Arnaud

On a second-straight win:
“I know it’s not easy to play in these two places, but I think we have the team that’s capable of going on the road and getting results; six points is huge. It’s a huge achievement for us on the road. We want to be good defensively, and our starting point is how we play defensively.”

On team’s defensive play:
“I think so. We were solid defensively. We didn’t give up a ton of really good chances and we had quite a few really good chances ourselves. They had a lot of the ball and they pushed the game, similar to Seattle, but I thought defensively as a group again, we were very solid.”

Goalkeeper Troy Perkins

On the result:
“We wanted six points on the road and we got it. It’s no different than playing in any other game. Obviously there’s a little more emotion to it, but it’s one of those things where we knew they were going to come hard and we had to withstand it.”

Looking forward to Toronto:
“That’s a big rivalry for us, and I think we just have to continue our confidence and take to the next game and take it day by day.”

On returning to Portland:
“It was different, a little surreal. Playing almost two years here and coming back and having to warm-up on the other end was a different experience for me.”

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