Moor: It was just a total team effort tonight
Drew Moor, Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor following team's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake:
General thoughts on the game:
"It was just a total team effort tonight. That's what we expect form ourselves and that's what we have to expect from ourselves from here on out."
On whether beating Real Salt Lake means much more because they are higher in the standings:
"It really shouldn't mean that much more. It's another three points that we need to continue to get as the season goes on. Salt Lake is a very good team. Any time you get three points off them whether it's at home or away, it's big. That's what we need to continue to believe. This is how we can perform, this is how we can play. We can score goals, we can continue to create. We probably should have gotten a couple more tonight, and we can get shutouts. That's how things have been in the past. Three or four months ago, this would have been a normal win for us. We need to continue to build on this momentum."
On this being a strong defensive performance:
"We stayed concentrated. We didn't give up any silly mistakes, letting them get behind us too much. At times, we defended desperately. Sometimes you have to do that against good teams because it creates chances. Pickens, it was a milestone night for him. He came up with a very, very good save. If that goes in, it might be a different story, but that was really the only chance we gave. If we can limit other teams' chances and defend as well as we did, then we're going to be just fine."
On Pickens' influence this season:
"Pickens has been huge this season. I think he's probably had one of the best seasons of his career for sure which is almost unfair to say because defensively, we haven't been as good in front of him the past two or three years. That's on the guys that play the back four and the defensive mid-fielders, but he's been fantastic this year so far. In the locker room, the influence that he's leaving on this team has been unbelievable. He's really stepped up vocally. I know he was so happy to sign a new contract a couple weeks ago, so happy to be here. That tells me, Jeff [Larentowicz], Brian [Mullan], Omar [Cummings], and other guys that have just signed contracts here that this is going to be our core group. If he's our goalkeeper and part of our core group, then I can't think of a better guy to have in our locker room. He's been unbelievable."