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Ugly Win Down To Luck And Passion
New York Daily News , November 17th, 2008 3PM

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However you want to analyze the reasons why RB New York has made it to the MLS Cup final, there's no discounting a certain amount of good fortune. Even coach Juan Carlos Osorio acknowledged the role of divine intervention after its opponents, Real Salt Lake, hit the woodwork three times during Saturday's game.

"We have to congratulate all the guys and the posts," said Osorio. "I have been disappointed sometimes with our luck. I think we got it today [Saturday]. The man upstairs has helped us. The guys deserved it. They worked very hard against a very good team. I never lost the belief that we can do a few things, that we can compete with any team in MLS provided that we bring our passion."

"Nobody can say we don't deserve it," said goalscorer Dave van den Bergh after the game. But the next day he said the win was "ugly, it was lucky, but this franchise is going to have to take it anyway it comes. We won this title and next year around this time nobody will know how the game went."

Captain Juan Pablo Angel paid tribute to "all the effort, all the training sessions, the hard work during the year and it certainly paid off. Nobody gave anything to us. Nobody expected us to be where we are, but we're absolutely delighted. We beat the champions [Houston Dynamo] and now we are here [in Utah] in a really difficult place and beat a very good side. Now we're going to L.A. Anything could happen."  Link from "But the next day..." 

 

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