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Kansas City coach Vermes happy with Zoltan impact

Kansas City Wizards interim coach Peter Vermes was happy with the impact of debutant Zoltan Hercegfalvi despite a 2-0 loss to Chicago Fire and the fact he received a red card.

29-year old Zoltan, who signed from Budapest Honved, was substituted on in the 63rd minute and impressed Vermes with his debut performance.

"I thought that a couple of the guys that came on made an impact. I thought that Kurt Morsink played pretty well in the center of the midfield. Zoltan came on and was doing a lot. He was around the ball and really wanted it," he said.

"I think that he played very well when he came in. We're trying to build him up to be able to be a mainstay with the team. I think he's acclimating himself a little more quickly than we anticipated because he's getting more fit."

Zoltan himself was happy with the performance although he was sent from the field in the 85th minute.

"It was like a preseason game for me, so I thought it went pretty well. I felt like I fit into the team pretty well quickly. I feel ashamed that I got the red card," he said through a translator.

"It was a tactical foul for me, but that's the referee's decision so I have to live with it."

Andrew Slevison
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