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In Quotes: NYCFC 2-1 Philadelphia

All of the key soundbites from the home locker room following NYCFC’s 2-1 comeback win over Philadelphia Union…

Vieira on Victory…

“I think as a team we didn't accept the defeat and we fought back. I'm really proud of this team. I'm really proud of the way that Mata came on, the way that Jonathan came on, because I believe that they lifted the team and we found a second breath and that's really important.”

Vieira on Unlikely Heroes…

“I'm really happy for Maxime and Alex to score those goals because lately the goals that we conceded, they take it a little bit personal.

“You saw the problem that Alex had with his shoulder. He played with pain. He didn't want to come off. That is a sign of strength of a player.”

Chanot on the Equalizer...

"It was good to score, especially when you win the game but I don't want to talk too much about goals - the most important thing was the victory."

White on the Comeback…

“It felt good. It’s always good when you don’t get the results you want to play quickly afterwards. Obviously we got the goals and the win today, so three points is all that matters.”

Harrison on Team Growth…

“We had a lot of preparation for each game. It’s tough to do it all within two or one day, but we showed that we are capable of doing that today. This whole month has been long, but I think we’ve grown together as a team from it and it’s been beneficial.”

Johnson on Resolve…

“I think we did a pretty good job of controlling the ball today. The second half, we relaxed a little bit with possession, so when they scored we had a decision to make.

“We could either fold it and start bickering and hollering, which we haven’t done in the past. But we made a conscious decision to press on.”

Ring on Second Half…

“I think the important thing was to stay calm, even though we gave up the first goal.

“In my opinion I think we should have closed the game earlier, we had good chances in the first half, second half. But their keeper was fantastic today. The most important thing is we have three points.”

Callens on the Winner…

“Honestly, I was looking for it. I was there, following the play I saw David shoot and I figured the goalie would rebound it and I went to look for it. It feel to my right foot and I put it away.”

Lewis on Maturity…

“I’m under leadership of a lot of veterans so I’m just learning not to talk as much as I used to and just learning from the coaches and other players.

“I feel like when I got drafted I just thought of it as soccer and now it’s a job so you have to be good on the field and off the field and I feel like I’m learning to manage it a lot better.”

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