Thomas happy with debut, not with result

New midfielder played 90 in his first match in Major League Soccer after three years in England

Hendry Thomas made debut vs Portland

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Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Timbers

Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas made his debut in a 1-0 loss at Portland:

Thoughts on his first MLS match:
“It was very good. I am happy to make my debut. The truth is I am happy with my teammates, unfortunately the result wasn’t what we wanted. We wanted three points, but it’s important to focus. We have more games and those are things we need to be conscious of because we need to get better.”

Thoughts on the level of competition:
“Like always it’s very difficult. It’s a league, a very dynamic league that you have to be strong physically to get the maximum points. It’s important that it’s clear that’s the type of league I came to.”

On the atmosphere at JELD-WEN Field:
“A great atmosphere. I never would have thought that fans could support a team like this. It’s beautiful and it’s motivating to see a stadium like this.”

On playing Portland again so soon on Wednesday:
“They’re a very difficult team. They were a little more concentrated in the middle of the field than I think we expected and we just have to keep working to get the best out of ourselves.”