Five questions posed to the coach via email:
BSS: On a scale of 0-10 how did you feel about the first 2 games?
AM: I felt like a 6. We played some very good soccer and got a result but there are many things still to work on.
BSS: Getting 3 points from those 2 games was a good outcome, right?
AM: It was certainly a good outcome but we played well enough in Portland to get a result. That said, we'll definitely take the three points and hope that that road trip will turn into 4 points and then 6 points as we get into the season, and more on the same page.
BSS: Can you tell us 1 thing from those games that really pleased you.
AM: I was very pleased in our attitude throughout the weekend and our willingness to battle for each other.
BSS: Can you tell us 1 thing from those games that really disappointed you.
AM: I thought we ran out of ideas when we got into the attacking third. We need to do a better job of getting behind organized defenses and that's been one of our focuses this week in training.
BSS: Give us something to look forward to at the home opener this Sunday.
AM: Rochester has added several outstanding attacking players (Salles, Guppy, Fitzpatrick) and it'll be a real challenge for us to deny scoring oportunities. We also want to build on the momentum from the weekend and establish a winning mentality at James Griffin.
The Thunder start the home portion of their season this Sunday May 4th at James Griffin Stadium - I94 & Lexington. Kick off against Rochester is at 5pm. Be there several hours early to enjoy some hardcore tailgating festivities.