"We're feeling really good," Sauerbrunn said about the team's mentality. "It's unfortunate because we have quite a few injuries, so we're missing four or five of our core players (including Tobin Heath and Julie Ertz). But what's good about that is that it provides the opportunity for other players to show what they have and gain some valuable experience."
"I think that the deal that we got is phenomenal. It's a great step for the team now," Sauerbrunn said Wednesday. "But (it's also) a great launching point for other CBA negotiations and for other eras of teams that will be negotiating."