August 13, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Bethlehem Steel FC vs Toronto FC II post game quotes (from

Quote Sheet: Bethlehem Steel FC 3, Toronto FC II 1
By Bethlehem Steel FC Communications, 08/13/17, 7:30PM EDT 

Bethlehem Steel FC Head Coach Brendan Burke

Opening statement 
“It was important that we get all three points after the performance in Ottawa last week. The fact that 
Toronto (FC II) came in near the bottom of the table, I made sure that we talk about that all week because 
they had just beaten two of the top three teams in the league and that was all we talked about this week. 
Really happy with how intent we were on taking the game to them, we had a little slip up late in the game. 
Maybe a little help from above for Toronto but we responded really well with our mentality. I thought 
we could have scored five or six goals on a different day. I haven’t seen the video but if Cory (Burke) 
was onsides but if he is, then that’s four and it’s floodgates. (Toronto FC II head coach Jason Bent) 
does a really good job with a young team. We are in very similar positions and that is a good (win) 
for us.”

On the performance of James Chambers after coming off the bench… 
 “He is an excellent professional soccer player and those guys are angry when they aren’t playing 
 and I don’t fault them for it. But he came in and did his job and did it really well which is why 
 he is an excellent professional soccer player.”

On the performance of the backline… 
 “I think that is something the club works on consistently in training. (Auston) Trusty’s distribution 
 has gotten better and better in the last year and a half. I’d put Matt (Real) in the boat as well 
 especially how he managed the second half extremely well on a yellow card. He was targeted by their 
 style of play to put him under pressure and I’m happy for Matt. It’s something we talked about 
 at halftime and he responded to it. Hugh (Roberts) is one of the better defenders in the league 
 and I thought he had a really calm distribution day on the ball and that opened up our midfield.”

On the play of the wingers …
 “Chris (Nanco) has been on fire, he’s really latched on to the pressing intensity that we ask for 
 and the shape. He is committed and a fun to be around and his teammates really get behind him and 
 work for him. He took his goal well, when you start scoring in back-to-back games or multiple games 
 with points then you make a conversation at the first team level.”

Bethlehem Steel FC midfield James Chambers
On making an impact as a substitute….
“It’s a big week and we have three games in a week so I spoke with the coaches and they told me that 
it would be a rest day. It’s not nice to start but I had to come in and help the team and thankfully 
Cory (Burke) won the penalty. The main this is that we won the game and that is all we can 
do is win games and we’re happy.”

Bethlehem Steel FC defender Aaron Jones
On the first half defensive performance… 
 “The backline today, we are really familiar with each other so we’ve played a lot of games together 
 so a rhythm has been built. Our relationships are strong, we know each other’s strengths and 
 each other’s weaknesses.”

On the club fighting back to get the win… 
 “Being up 1-0, you have the momentum and then they scored and at that moment it can take the 
 wind out of your sails but I thought our reaction was brilliant. We didn’t put our heads down, 
 we didn’t groan about the penalty, we just got on with it and created more chances. We are confident 
 that we are going to score a lot of goals and defensively it’s about getting clean sheets.”

Bethlehem Steel FC forward Chris Nanco
On scoring one again against a Canadian club… 
 “I was just joking around before the game that I needed to score another against a Canadian team. 
 I guess it works out that way. It’s not that I like it or don’t like it but any team I can score 
 against, I’m happy.”

On the assist to Cory Burke’s goal after Burke assisted on Nanco’s goal last weekend at Ottawa… 
 “Definitely I was paying him back for that one. I joke around with him at training that if I don’t 
 touch the ball, he’s not going to score so I was glad to show that in today’s game.”

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