"Over the course of the season, Tim was extremely consistent and came up with some really big saves," Sporting coach Peter Vermes said. "There is no doubt that his excellent play was one of the reasons we won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and reached the MLS Cup Playoffs for a seventh straight year."
"We knew this would be a very difficult match in that they would come and throw everything forward," Vermes said. "They have some young guys on their team. So do we. But one of the things about young guys is they have no fear, so they were coming the whole game."