Thierry Henry is not the type to put his players on the spot, but we feel that he is starting to have enough of red cards like those received by Rudy Camacho in Vancouver and Romell Quioto on Sunday night.
“After the Vancouver game, we talked about it so that it wouldn't repeat itself,” he explained after the meeting.
“You can't coach a reaction. Romell couldn't control himself and I don't know why after seeing the action again. I don't understand the reaction. ”
Quioto's card, received as the second quarter of an hour of play began, cut the legs.
“I would have liked to see the eleven against eleven, but once again we deprived ourselves of that and we pay. ”
Team captain Jukka Raitala did not walk away and essentially condemned Quioto's move.
“When you get a red so early in the game it gets tough, and that's the kind of card that's unacceptable. We have to stop this kind of behavior because it harms the team. ”
It must be said that the circumstances were not in favor of the Impact since this card fell badly.
“It's our fourth game in ten days, including the last two to ten, so it's getting tough. The schedule is tight, and if you end up with ten every game, it's not going to be easy. ”
At least all is not lost because we saw Karifa Yao's first steps in MLS when he replaced Joel Waterman in the second half.
“I brought Karifa in because I wanted to see something ahead of the game against New England. I liked what I saw, I will have to speak with my staff. ”
It was no surprise for the 19-year-old defender who had received signs from his coach who had told him in the last few days that his turn would come.
“After the red in Camacho, the coach told me to prepare. When I returned to the field, Thierry told me to have fun.
“I was super nervous, but I had been training well for a while and was expecting a possible comeback. ”