You just knew the record would come on a penalty kick, right? Three months after he tied the all-time mark on a PK, Moreno broke it with a PK. Not the most stylish route into the history books, but considering how many splendid goals he scored to reach this point, no one was complaining.
Moreno's milestone overshadowed another pretty solid performance by United, which is just three points behind New England with two games in hand and a visit to goal-deprived and last-place Toronto coming this weekend.
Moreno, on what the record means: "I always thought the record didn't matter to me. For us, it's always been in my head that the main thing has been the team. This was something that is a big achievement and that proved to me that I worked hard for this. In this business, anything you do is because you work hard and nobody can take it off you. I am proud and now I have to just keep working, keep scoring and we'll see what happens."
Soehn, on Moreno's record: "When you have something like that lingering over you, the relief of getting it over with, I am glad it's done. He deserves it. He's done a lot for this league, but it's in the past now, and now I hope he lights it up and runs away with it."
Soehn, on Moreno's career: "He's a smart player. He came in as a goal scorer and he's developed into a guy who has learned what his body is about now and he's more of a playmaker. He's been able to adapt -- not everybody can do that -- you have to give him a lot of credit; he's been able to adapt to what he can do and what the game asks of him."
Olsen, on Moreno: "It's a feather in the cap of a guy whose service to this team has been so vital. I'm just so happy to have been here for that and to have been a teammate of Jaime. For him to be rewarded tonight, it's just great for him."
Soehn, on Simms: "One thing we do when Clyde is on the field is we win. As a coach, it's great to have a lot of options and we're going to keep changing it up and keeping our legs fresh if we can."
Vanney, on the team's success: "Everybody is coming back and getting into form at the same time. We're taking our chances. We took our chances early in the game and put us up 2-0. That's the start you want at home. Guys are finding form and good health at the same time and we have the talent on this team to go a long way and play very good soccer."
Injury update: Emilio strained his left hamstring and will be re-evaluated Thursday, but my hunch is that he might end up skipping Saturday's match at Toronto. ... Gros will see a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh on Monday. Until then, "they've shut me down."
In the reserve match, United won, 4-0. Arguez and Dyachenko scored in the first half, Mupier added two in the second. Boswell played 90 minutes.
Random fact: United is 11-3-2 in league play since their 0-3-1 start.
Full game report with additional quotes here.
Video highlights here.
WILD K.C.-Chicago highlights here, including a great assist by Blanco and a missed call on the sideline that led to K.C.'s go-ahead goal.
Perkins 7; Namoff 6, Vanney 6, McTavish 6, Burch 6; Fred 7, Simms 7, Gomez 6, Olsen 7; Moreno 6, Emilio 6. Subs: Carroll 5, Dyachenko 5, Mediate 5.
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