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May 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Postgame quotes, Sounders FC vs. Chicago

Chicago Fire Head Coach Denis Hamlett:

On the game:

“They had one chance on goal and they scored, it wasn’t like we were on our heels we just need to stop giving up easy goals. Those easy goals are killing us. We’re playing good soccer, we’re attacking and now the onus is on us. We can’t give up ten goals in seven games. We’ve played well, created chances, and have just given up too many goals.

Chicago Fire Forward Brian McBride

On tonight’s game:

“Everyone put in a lot of effort. We had a lot of possession; they got their goal on a corner kick, but they didn’t have much other than that. [Marco] Pappa took his goal very well. We have to start winning games. We can’t have these ties, especially in a game like that.”

Chicago Fire Midfielder Marco Pappa

On his goal:

“Seattle lost concentration during the play and it was a nice pass from Cuauhtemoc. I’m glad that I could help my team with the goal but we have to continue to work hard through the week to get three points instead of one, especially at home in front of our fans.”

Seattle Head Coach Sigi Schmidt:

On playing against the Fire:

“In the first half they were the better team. We were having trouble matching up and we got drawn over into different spaces, but credit to them they did a good job.”

On the game:

“We have to play them better next time we face them. We’re fortunate to get a point, but we showed a lot of character, too. Going down 1-0, with a man down and getting a goal off our first corner kick goal of the year is huge for us.”

Seattle Goalkeeper Kasey Keller:

On the game:

“I thought Chicago was the better team in the first half, and we rode our luck a little in the first half. At the half we sorted out our issues, but the red card changed everything.”

On earning the point:

“Credit to everybody that they continued to battle, got the corner kick, scored on it and we just closed up shop. It’s a great point for us and one we’re very happy about. It’s just nice that we fought back and got a point. You go a man down, you go a goal down and to come back and get something out of it is tremendous. Anytime you can do that you have to be proud.”

Tyrone Marshall:

On his first goal since 2007:

“It was a long time coming. I knew coming over here I’d have the opportunity to be involved on set plays. We’ve scored every way, except a set piece so far this season. We really wanted to get a goal and it came at the right time tonight.”

On the game:

“I thought we played well with ten men and for the first 65 minutes. They scored on a good goal and hats off to them. After the last time we went a man down coach said, ‘I don’t want anyone to quit out there, it doesn’t matter if it’s 1-0, 0-0 you just keep going until the whistle blows.’ We kept plugging and we got the corner kick.”


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