Thursday, August 16, 2012

8/16/2012: Crew vs. Galaxy Pictures; URSO Quotes

Here's some pictures from the Kirk Urso tribute, and the game:

“I can’t say enough about what the fans did tonight and have done to honor Kirk Urso. It’s pretty special to look up there and see all the 15’s and KU’s and all the various tributes. At the end of the game, just looking up there almost brought tears to my eyes. The fact that they care so much about one of their own is very special.” - Cole Grossman


Grief-stricken parents Michael and Sandra Urso and Kirk’s brother, Kyle, came from Lombard, Ill., where they had buried their son on Saturday with the entire Crew team in attendance. “I really appreciate them showing up,” goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum said. “I know how tough it is, but it’s great for everyone to see them because they’re part of our family. They’ll always be.” There was applause from the hushed locker room when the Ursos entered. “For them to watch the team their son played for made me want to win the game that much more for him,” midfielder Eddie Gaven. “If we work with that kind of spirit, if we fight like that throughout the year, not only are we going to win more games than we lose but we’re going to be honoring Kirk’s memory pretty well.”

And the fans:
"Tonight, I had the honor to meet Mr. & Mrs. Urso in their suite. As I handed over the two banners and told them about the tee shirts they instantly broke down into tears while the dad held onto my hand. This is one of those moments that I'll never forget. This is one of those moments that truly exemplifies that soccer is more than just a sport, it's a uniting of all people." -Crew fan Einheit's Daniel Andrews


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