Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis admits he is delighted to finally have opened the Rio Tinto stadium, even though his side only managed a draw.
The first match at the new stadium ended in a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls.
Kreis said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a fantastic experience out there tonight, and a terrific atmosphere for a big game.Ã‚Â I think, maybe, it was too good of an atmosphere, really, for what we saw out there because the quality of the soccer, I think, was a little bit lower than what weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re used to seeing over the past few weeks. I think our guys looked very, very nervous.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think our possession was crisp enough tonight.Ã‚Â A lot of that, to me, was because players were nervous about losing the ball and were making decisions a lot later than they usually do.Ã‚Â Usually we make those decisions, we play the ball, and we move on.Ã‚Â I think tonight we were just a little half-second delayed because we were nervous.Ã¢â‚¬Â
[Source: The Salt Lake Tribune]
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