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June 13, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Postgame quotes, Sounders FC 2, San Jose 1

KASEY KELLER- Goalkeeper

(On San Jose goal near the end of the match) “We just got complacent and didn’t clear the ball. I don’t know why and I guarantee you it won’t happen again. There is a time and place to play and that wasn’t one of them. It is about learning and getting better with each game. What is always nice is with any player when you make a mistake is it’s nice to win. For now it means nothing and you learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

(On adjusting to playing in front of big crowd goal box every week) “I don’t think that is the problem. I think there are adjustments. I still don’t think we’re quite where we need to be on a few different things. As you can see we did so well the first half and after the second goal, for whatever reason we just switched off and decided to let them take the game to us and hang on for dear life. I’m not saying we need to go get the third goal or the fourth goal unless it’s apparent they’re forced but we have to play smart and do things the right way. After the second goal we kind of really switched off and let them come at us and that shouldn’t happen. And then we conceded the goal…and they had some chances to punish us and luckily it didn’t happen today. Another day we could have easily thrown that game away for no reason.”

(On teams being aggressive and playing an attacking style against them) “They do everywhere no matter where you’re at. They do it at Man U when they’re down by two. That is what good teams do and you have to learn how to do that. You have to say let them come and hit them on the counter. You can’t say ‘now we’re going to win the game’. You get back to a nice defensive position before defending.”

STEVE ZAKUANI- Forward

(On taking advantage of his speed against the defender) “If I give him confidence early on then it’s hard to beat them. I had a few early runs and I knew I had him. It was a case of my teammates getting me the ball and letting me get past him. It would have been nice to score more goals but it is nice getting a win.”

Zakuani was funny. He took his time coming off the field when he was subbed for and the ref told him to hurry up and get off the field.

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