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Coach Victor Manuel Vucetich of Monterrey evidently did not think too much of RSL after the first leg of their Champions League series last week, and counterpart Jason Kreis clearly doesn't think much of Vucetich."I think that he had a whole lot to say after that game, and in my opinion, way too much," Kreis said after training today. "So I'm not going to say anything, and we'll decide and we can talk about it after Wednesday night" after the teams meet for the decisive second leg of the finals at Rio Tinto Stadium.The RSL coach was obviously perturbed by the post-game comments Vucetich made, saying that Monterrey deserved to win and that RSL only scored in the 2-2 draw last week because of Monterrey mistakes. "It was a real good game by us," Vucetich said in his postgame press conference. "We did enough to win the game. We gave the effort. We made the game. We also made a few errors. But nonetheless, it makes me feel good to know how Salt Lake plays."Vucetich seemed to give little credit to RSL, offering only that they had "interesting players" and suggesting his team actually will have an advantage at Rio Tinto Stadium because of the cooler temperatures, regardless of RSL's 37-game unbeaten streak there in all competitions.Consider Kreis unimpressed, though he acknowledged that Monterrey dominated the second half before Javier Morales scored the crucial equalizer in the 89th minute."I can't say I was thrilled with the match," Kreis said. "I can't say that it was everything I wanted it to be. Certainly not. [But] I thought the first half was very good for our guys. They did things the way we wanted them to, responded very well to the goal being against us. We created quite a few good chances, despite what the coach thinks. We caused them quite a few problems, too, despite what the coach thought."