"Listen, it is the only way when my whole country is in mourning. There is only one way to pay respect to all these people I know, these people who are my friends, and that is to not be on the sideline. I know it is my job to coach these guys, but when there is a tragic event like that, you have to do this."
-- Philadelphia Union coach Peter Nowak before his team's 3-2 win over D.C. United on his decision to not appear on the sidelines out of respect for the 97 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynskiand other government officials, who died when their plane crashed in western Russia en route to the site of a Soviet massacre of Polish officers in World War II. (Philadelphia Inquirer)