We're under four hours to kick off between Sporting KC and the Dayton Dutch Lions at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals. We've already previewed the match and the opponent in a few places, like here. And here. And here.
But we thought it would be interesting to hear what they're saying about us. For starters, their website has billed it as "arguably the biggest game in this club’s history to date." Here are more comments from the club's coach and team captain:
“It's exciting to play against Kansas City,” said Coach Ivar Van Dinteren. “After Saturday's game we have a good feeling, and we will keep that up for tomorrow's game. It will be a tough battle but our only goal is to win the game.”
"Tuesday’s game is going to be a tough game but anything can happen," van Dinteren said. "Sporting Kansas City plays the same formation we do so I am looking forward to the cup game.”
“It’s a big opportunity for the guys, for the club,” van Dinteren said. “They’re playing in a brand-new stadium. I think there will be a lot of people. We’re expecting at least 15,000. It’s great for the guys to play in front of that many people.”
“On any given day, any team can win,” said Joel DeLass. “That’s what’s so exciting about it. It’s obviously worked in our favor up to this point.”
“We’ve been really solid defensively all season,” DeLass said. “We’ve only given up more than one goal in a game in three games this season. We’ve got to hope we score. That’s been our biggest crutch this season.”