CJ Sapong

Quote Sheet: Fire react to road defeat in San Jose

Postmatch Quotes
Chicago Fire at San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Chicago Fire Forward CJ Sapong
Overall thoughts on the match…
“I think not taking our chances early in the game definitely came back to haunt us. I would have liked to see us be able to come out of this game with at least a result. I think once they got that second goal we were a bit deflated but hopefully we can use that as some fuel going forward. In this league, you’ll find yourself in those positions sometimes by your own doing. However, the response is always important.”

On the upcoming game against New York City FC…
“This was a good test before the next game against NYCFC. We know that’s going to be a good one for us, it’s a big one, a conference matchup. Again, I think, obviously, we want to take our opportunities when we get them. We also have to be in a position to respond in the best way no matter what happens.”

Chicago Fire Midfielder Brandt Bronico
Overall thoughts on the match…
“I think we got outperformed today, honestly. I think they came to play and they brought more intensity than us and we didn’t match it. They finished their chances and we didn’t finish our chances. I think that was the basis of it.”

On the upcoming game against New York City FC…
“I think this was a good learning experience. It’s always important to learn from your mistakes and things that didn’t go well for you. I think next weekend is a good opportunity for us to turn it around and get back to winning ways.”