Fusion coach Graham Smith on the Fusion's shockingly comprehensive 6-1 win over the Bradenton Academics Saturday night in Laredo, Tex.
"I want them to enjoy the occasion because they deserve it," said Smith of his players. "Their attitude has been exemplary.
"It's been one of quiet confidence. I didn't see any frightened eyes out there. When that happens, you get a good feeling.
"They've come together as a group and we're extremely proud of them, regardless of what happens next."