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What They're Saying: Giovanni Savarese
June 19th, 2014 12:42AM

TAGS:  new york cosmos, new york red bulls, us open cup


"I just wanted to be clear. It wasn't for us the World Cup ... it was the U.S. Open Cup. We treat it as it is; as the U.S. Open Cup. But the different thing is that we treat it with respect for the competition and for our fans.”

-- Giovanni Savarese, coach of the NASL’s New York Cosmos, responds to New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke, who said, after the Cosmos beat the Red Bulls 3-0 last weekend, "This was the World Cup to them and my guys didn't view it that way." (

1 comment
  1. Mark Hardt
    commented on: June 19, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.
    Wow Mike Petke is a lousy coach. You play every game to win it.

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