|"Well, the reigning champions ... it's good to have a new champion. But that also makes them more of a target now this year. You know, I've been in those situations where you win a championship for D.C. United and the next year everyone's after you even more, and that's gonna be the case with Columbus Crew, meaning that they're going to be marked on the calendars. You know that's the date where each team's going to want to go in and challenge and knock off the champ. They won't have Sigi Schmid on the sidelines anymore to deal with the pressure and to deal with these things on a game-to-game basis ... although, you know I think he left his staff pretty much intact pretty well. They still have a lot of players there to keep it intact and they'll be a solid team. They'll be contenders no matter what."