Pickens: We were tuned in tonight

Goalkeeper sets new team record for most goalkeeper wins

Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens following the team's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake:

On earning his 40th career win with the Rapids, a new team record:
"It’s good. It’s a team thing and it goes out to the guys that have been here since I’ve been here, and the guys that used to be here as well. For me, it’s not an individual thing, it’s a team think just like the shutout record earlier this year. It’s a great night to get it against Salt Lake and turn the streak around."
 
On winning against Real Salt Lake:
"I think it was the way that we won. We held a lead. We held a lead at home. And we held a lead for a half and then another half. So for us that’s good. We’ve gone up in the past and then given up two goals and then we end up losing so it’s good a good confidence builder for us defensively. We know that we can do this and all we need is one goal to win and come out with three points."
 
On the doing the little things that made a difference:
"I think we defended our set pieces pretty well and that’s what we wanted to do. We knew it was going to come down to that. We knew that [Javier] Morales was going to dance around in our final third and then he would get tripped up and they’d look for that. I thought we were tuned in tonight and it showed here on the board."