Joseph Nane against Seattle
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Nane: It's a relief...everybody is happy

Colorado Rapids midfielder Joseph Nane after he scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake:

On hitting the crossbar before scoring:
"About the crossbar: it was a one-touch finish I was trying to do, but unfortunately it hit the crossbar. The second one, I just decided to settle it down, put it on my best foot – my left one – and hit the target. That’s all it was. Nick Rimando deflected the ball, but it was always going in."
On scoring the first goal of his career:

"I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I was wondering [if] it was ever going to come, but it’s nice that it’s finally there."
On helping the team to a much-needed win:
"We’ve got to start somewhere, whether it’s with me or somebody else. It’s a relief, you can actually see it in the locker room, everybody is happy. That’s what we wanted."

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