Drew Moor: "This was different tonight, this was pretty special"

Team captain's post-game comments after scoring a goal in huge home win

Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor following the team's 5-1 home win over Seattle:

On the team’s performance:
"It’s a great result. Fantastic start, scoring that early goal. We were obviously extremely pleased with the first half. I think we were disappointed with what had happened two weeks ago in Portland, which was a big game; we thought we deserved more out of that game. But this is the time of the season to start playing like this, to start executing, scoring goals, defending well. Obviously I’m extremely disappointed with not getting the shutout, but a lot to build off of going into the last three games."
 
On getting off to a quick start after struggling early in past games:
"When you score 13 seconds into the game, that’s a pretty quick start. To be honest, that kickoff is something we work on. We train on that. We don’t always expect to score off that, but to get in their half, get up the field and start putting early pressure on them. I think we have started slow at times at home, and usually we use the second half to build off of, and we score goals late, but this was different tonight, this was pretty special."
 
On being involved in the scoring:
"It’s always nice to get a goal. I don’t know if I knew much about it. Obviously Hendry [Thomas] was in a great spot, and I think his defender was hanging onto him so he couldn’t get a clean shot and it more or less hit me and went in."
 
On Gabriel Torres scoring his first goal for the Rapids:
"It’s great. The way we all went and celebrated with him even though it was 5-1 into injury time is a sign that we know that guy has got some goals in him and we want to encourage him and be sure he keeps his head up and keeps doing that, because that’s what we brought him in here to do. He’s been fantastic since he’s been here."
 
On the performance of rookies Dillon Powers and Deshorn Brown:
"You can’t say enough about them. It’s not just Dillon and Deshorn, I still look at guys like Shane [O’Neill] and Klutie [Chris Klute], even Clint [Irwin], as first year regulars here. I look to them for inspiration and motivation because they’ve been absolutely fantastic."