This was actually a good interview. We talked about several different things, including rivalries and his thoughts on Chivas USA from a year ago. Interesting stuff.
I was actually going to write up a story on it but I had a kick-ass workout this morning and it pretty much wiped me out. So I was tired and I'd filed all my paying stories. Anyway, I just decided to throw up the audio here as a little Sideline Views exclusive (or semi-exclusive anyway; I did use some of this for PE stuff).
Among the more interesting things he said:
On Chivas USA:
They’re a very good side in MLS. I like the way they play. I actually like watching them play when they’re not playing us, to be honest. They play the correct way. I feel that the two teams that are going to play Saturday night want to attack and want to do the right things. That always makes for a good game.
On the games he lived through last year:
I think the nil-nil tie was one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been involved in as a player and as a coach. It was great. It had everything.
I actually concur on the game. That one is the most memorable for me. I remember being on the edge of my seat the entire game. That was probably one of my favorite games I've covered in the last couple of years.