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August 2, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Postgame quotes, Sounders FC/San Jose

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID
On game: “We didn’t play well today. We got down early and then we got the red card and it was too big a mountain to climb. I don’t want to take anything away from San Jose. They finished their chances well, but we kind of gave some of the goals to them.”
On midfield play: “We didn’t hold the ball in midfield today and we were not strong enough up top with it. I don’t think that Brad (Evans) and Osvaldo (Alonso) played a ball to each other all day. San Jose outfought us early and controlled the midfield.”
On fatigue: “I don’t think that was a factor today. We had some good chances early in the second half that could have changed things. We just didnt control the ball enough and kept giving it back to them. That forced us to chase the game.”
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC GOALKEEPER KASEY KELLER
On the loss: “We just need to digest what happened today, and learn from it. Obviously from the first minute of the game, we weren’t ready to play today. I know that this was a game where Frank (Yallop) told his guys it was a must win. They (Earthquakes) showed up and competed from the first minute and finished the game better than we did.”
On being outplayed: “I can’t say it too often this season that we just got beat. The balls that we won in the air, we lost on the second challenge and got beat to the ball. The ones we didn’t win in the air, we were just beaten to. We were just second best on the whole field today.”
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC MIDFIELDER BRAD EVANS
On the result: “We are definitely going to dissect it. It was a terrible game to be honest. I know for me, whether it was not playing a lot over the last month, or whatever, it wasn’t good enough. I didn’t do as well as I thought I was going to. We would like to think this was a fluke.”
On the tough start: “We came out and weren’t getting the calls I think we should have been getting, and then we take an own goal early, and it kind of deflates the sails. It takes a resilient team to come back from that alone. Then we take a red card, and another goal, and it’s tough to come back from that. I think everyone in this locker room would say they would like to say that we would like this game back. Everyone in here would like to go out and play this one again in 30 minutes or so. It was an embarrassment, we are absolutely embarrassed.”

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