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Weekly Press Conference 10/16/2013

John Hackworth talks: injuries, possible replacements, DC United, playoff picture and Montreal Impact. He even throws in a little USMNT chat.

John Hackworth starts out by giving St Joes Prep coach Jim Sullivan congrats on his 600th win. Fun fact: Chris Sullivan the assistant coach is Chris Albright's cousin.

He talks about the Union's fate still being in their own hands. Acknowledges that the midweek Montreal Impact vs LA Galaxy match is important but not crucial.

On the injury front: Sebastien Le Toux is still "feeling it" but Hackworth says that if he can play through it, there is still a chance he could play in Montreal. He called Michael Lahoud "questionable"

Hackworth said this weekends match could be tricky for both teams and hints that they may have "figured each other out". He acknowledges that: "There is no game after this one for either team". If either team loses this game their fate rests in the results of other teams.

He contests the assertion that the Union have been scoring against the run of play, talks about how important his depth players have been and singles out Matt Kassel's performance in DC before stating that "you may see more of that this week".

He retorts a question about playing to your opponents level with; "we like to be a team with a little bit of a chip on our shoulder" and the "we need to be a team that learns how to be in a position of being favorites".

Hackwoth talks about the USMNT qualifier and what a strong Mexico means to CONCACAF.