On the foul by Perez that resulted in a red card:
"His cleat was extended into me. I don't think he meant any malice in it whatsoever, but it is a scary situation. I hit my head pretty hard and I wanted to be sure that was ok. It was a physical game. It always is when the two of us line up against each other and that's the way it went tonight."
On playing in Dallas:
"You know it's always tough to come back and play here. Oscar might not tell you he was nervous, but I'll tell you he was nervous as well. You know this club meant a lot to both of us. And to be able to come in and win three points like this at this point in the season where we had had a dip in form at the end of a three game week, it's big. It's always special. I had a lot of friends and family in the crowd. A lot of friends who supported me when I played for Dallas and continue to support me even when I play with the Rapids, so it's a special place. I played in over a hundred games here for FC Dallas and it will always be a special place for me. A big part of my heart stays here. It makes it that much sweeter to finally get three points here."
On being captain:
"It has been great. You know Pablo [Mastroeni] is still our captain. We see him plenty and we hope nothing but the best for him because he's going through some scary stuff right now. You don't want to mess with concussions. I've had a few myself and they can be very scary. But I'm always proud to wear the armband. I wore it several times in Dallas when Pablo Ricchetti was injured or missing games and it's always special and it never gets old."