Pareja on the loss at New England

Defensive mistakes cost Rapids on the road again

Oscar Pareja watching from the bench

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Colorado Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja's post-game comments following the team's 2-1 loss at New England:

"I thought we had a good start. Unfortunately, we failed again and had some mistakes, especially on set pieces. That is costing us a lot early in the season so far. That has been one of our big concerns and then today was no different. After that, we had the initiative and tried to tie the game, and I thought it was our players on the field who looked more for the game, but we couldn’t get the equalizer and we get out of game that we should have gotten more out of."

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"We had options (in the second half), but we were not accurate in our finishing and that final pass. That last 30 minutes was not quite sharp and the way we wanted. We took a lot of shots and shot well, but we just couldn’t get it. Just one of those days and we came out of game were we were very effective and today we couldn’t find the net."
 
"We keep going, keep moving. It’s a long season and this group is in the process now and we just keep going. We’re looking forward to going to another road game and try to get the result because we need the results. We need to win games."
 
"Every game is an opportunity for the team to keep growing and keep learning but definitely at this point, this is where it hurts the most because in a game like this today and the performances of the players, they deserve much more than this."
 
"When you see a team fighting … and things like that, you always like it. But for me, the style and the way you get things is the most important part. I wanted to try and play and try to make things happen. And sometimes, that’s just not the case."