"We've been fortunate to be in three of the last four years but we have to take advantage of these [opportunities]," midfielder Perry Kitchen said. "They don't always come. You could always have a terrible year, like 2013, but once you get in the playoffs, it's a whole new season and it's something you want every year."
"All around, we need to be better defensively," rookie Perry Kitchen said. "[Opponents] have played through us too easily. That's what we've talked about. We just need to be harder and kind of nastier, with more of an edge."