CCL quote sheet: FC Dallas at Toronto FC

FC Dallas defender Jack Stewart

On his goal…

“Ugo played a good ball in on the cross. I stayed to the front post and was able to beat the goalie to the post. It was after a set play, so we just kept our runs going and got a good chance after the rebound.”

On restarting the game 0-0 after leading 1-0 at halftime yesterday…

It’s not the way you want to go into a game but it all worked out for us in the end. It was good to get a result. The coaching staff did a good job of getting us prepared for today. It’s more of a mental thing because you play 45 minutes last night and you are up 1-0 and now you’ve got to start the whole game over. It’s not an ideal situation but we’re professionals and we responded well.”

FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman

General thoughts on the match…

“The game today was really a good result for FC Dallas. We’ve played four games in CONCACAF Champions League and we’ve won all four with four shutouts. The whole game was quite a unique experience with the stoppage of the game yesterday when we were winning 1-0, sitting around in the locker room for another two hours last night and then getting up early this morning for kickoff. It took a lot out of both teams, but again, our boys came through.

We had an issue with Andrew Jacobson this morning at kickoff so Jack Stewart was thrown in there at the last minute. He was not prepared, but he went in and it was really nice to see him get the game-winning goal. Our players played hard and gave everything they had for us to come away with a 1-0 victory.”