Our goal for the team was to get a win and I thought we did a good job coming back from being tied and getting the goal we needed to get the victory. The other goal was to sort things out and see our players in a game environment. We got a good look at everyone. We will figure out a lot of things out from tonight's match. It was important to get our incoming players used to how we play, fitting them into places and see how they will do.
The House resolution I voted in favor of today did not go far enough in condemning the barbaric and dehumanizing acts that have been reported in Iraq. Rather than relying solely on the Department of Defense to investigate these incidents, I would have preferred that Congress authorize a full-scale joint inquiry.
Our players have taken more ownership of the team and responsibility for improving their play. They are doing what it takes to get better, working hard physically and improving their mindset of the game. With that they are building confidence and that will help as they try to maximize their potential. Our team knows that we were stronger last year then the results showed and understand the importance of consistent play.