I need to get home and watch the Montero goal on tape.
Here’s some quotes from Fredy from the locker room, translated of course.
On if his deep shot surprises keepers in the league, and if that was the plan tonite?
“Yes. He [Sigi Schmid] knows about my knack for these kind of shots. So he asked me to make the best of it and luckily it went well and I’m very proud of that.”
On how many celebrations he can come up with?
“I’m going to try to mix them up as much as I can. Hopefully I will score that many goals to put them to test. I’m very happy to be scoring these goals but more than anything, this is a group effort. Great team, great fans. It’s also not only about playing well but also having that connection with the fans.”
On did he notice the physical play from RSL?
“Yeah definitely. From the very first goal they showed they were going to be stronger and more physical. But obviously this is a matter of playing with an attitude and skill and continue to ask for the ball, continue to make the plays.”
RSL outshot Seattle 13-12 and out-fouled Seattle 14-13. It had five shots on goal to Seattle’s 4 and had 12 corner kicks to Seattle’s 8. That’s three assists for Alonso to lead the team. He also leads the team in yellow card cautions with his second earlier tonite. If Alonso gets five, he’s suspended for a game.
“No more ‘amarillos,'” Sigi Schmid said he told Alonso after the game. “Amarillo” means “yellow” in Spanish.
Ljungberg, to me, looked a bit sluggish out there. He won a couple of balls but didn’t keep possession of them for longer than a moment or two.
I thought Sebastien Le Toux had a nice game. Made some good runs and helped out on defense. When Ljungberg came in, Le Toux moved to forward and when Sturgis came in, Brad Evans moved to outside midfield.