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Soehn Speaks

"We met this morning and cleared the air a little bit" before practice.

"For me, sitting back, you never want to make rash decisions on the way you play the first time you watch it. So we watched it a second time and watched some other games in our league. Our guys aren't playing with enough passion. If you look back for the last time we had stretches of wins, you have to go back pretty far, and that's concerning to me. Everybody gets held accountable, whether it is your highest-paid guy or your lowest-paid guys. You've got to come out with more passion and right now I'm not getting that out of them. So I'm going to look to the guys who are going to be able to do that. I'm not really concerned who those guys are, whether they get paid a little, a lot, it doesn't matter, it just has to get better."

Confidence dipping? "I don't know if that's confidence, more than a mentality, what we're bringing to the table every day."

Changes coming Thursday? "At this point, personnel-wise, you could see changes, you could see formation changes. We're going to do what we feel is best to shore things up and make us a better team. We've had two weeks to work, and as I watched the game a second time, I still felt like we were breaking down in some of the same spots. It's not good enough."

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Simms ready for Thursday? "I'm not sure yet; we'll see."

McTavish? "We'll see how he does tomorrow. Today was more or less a recovery day."

Moose's performance on Saturday? "I thought Moose came in and injected some life and some of that passion I was talking about. We need more of that."

The importance of this week? "It's very important to turn things around. Everybody can say we are a good team, but in reality we are 0-3 and if you go back to the end of last season, right now we are not a good team and we need to fix that."

"Through my career I have been a fighter and I am going to do what it takes to get it right, and if it's at the expense of somebody, that's how it's going to be -- we're going to fix it."

Has the club discussed trade possibilities or begun exploring international signings when the window re-opens in June?

"We're always looking to make our team better and, like I said, if it's at the expense of somebody who we feel isn't carrying their weight, we're going to try to make our team better."

By Steve Goff  |  April 30, 2007; 12:49 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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