Shane O'Neill vs Ryan Johnson
Courtesy of Craig Mitchelldyer / Portland Timbers

Defender Shane O'Neill remains positive following loss at Portland

Colorado Rapids defender Shane O'Neill following the 1-0 road loss at Portland:

On the team's performance overall:
"I thought we played a good game in a tough atmosphere. Obviously, coming out here is a tough place to play especially with the turf and everything like that. I thought we played well. I thought parts of the first half we dominated and the second half was more 50-50, but we still had good chances to equalize. Overall, I think we gained some confidence from this result. We fought hard with this team who is also in the playoff race so we just need to get our results at home and we'll be alright."

On the team’s defensive play:
"I think it was just a little bit of confusion on the goal. I was talking to Oscar and the next thing you know … it was just confusion. Other than that, I thought we were solid. I thought Drew [Moor] and I kept it pretty compact and in the second half even stepped up the line a little bit. I thought overall we were solid, they didn't break us down too much. The only chances they had came off of our mistakes. Like I said, I think we go out with a little bit of confidence from this result."

On the team’s number of set pieces against Portland:
"I think it's just on the day. Obviously, there are some times that the ball drops your way, bounces your way. I think we had a ton of set pieces and we felt like it was going to come at some stage and obviously never did. I don't think it's something to worry about, it just didn't happen on the night."