This match was the third in the past week for Minnesota United, as the team lost 1-0 at Real Salt Lake this past Saturday before beating the Portland Timbers 3-2 on Wednesday. But having so many matches back-to-back wasn't the reason why the squad only managed one point instead of three against Vancouver.
"Toronto [FC} played almost one month every three days, and they, I think, get all the points," center-back Francisco Calvo said. "So it's not an excuse that we played Wednesday."
Left-back Jerome Thiesson said even if the team hadn't played a match on Wednesday, it would have been a very tough training session in its place. So in the end, it wasn't much of a difference.
"Honestly, for a soccer player, there is nothing better because you just play," Thiesson said of a match-filled week. "It's playing, recovery, tactic work and playing. I see them as nice weeks, and I think we showed that we have the legs because coming back in the second half from a 2-0 is not easy."
United will have another fairly quick turnaround as the team travels to face New York City FC at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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