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August 3, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Sigi Schmid quotes, 8-03-09 – Gonzalez to debut vs. FCB

(On how the team will bounce back after the loss at San Jose)
“The key for me is how they bounce back next Saturday. Today’s training we did maybe for some of the guys a little more than we normally do the day after a game. That’s part of the equation as well. We’re not happy with our performance on Sunday, and we have to stand up like men and acknowledge that, accept it, and forget about it and move forward.”
(On if Freddie Ljungberg will play Wednesday against Barcelona)
“We’ll have to see. He (Ljungberg) is still coming off the migraine that he had from the All-Star Game, and so we’re just trying to make sure that he’s ready for Saturday. If tomorrow he feels better, he’s able to do some things, and he feels he can go on Wednesday than that’s something we’ll judge by. But the important game is Saturday for us.”
(On lineup Wednesday)
“Pretty much the same as what we did against Chelsea. When you look at Barcelona’s game with L.A. they basically subbed everybody out at half time. They brought a whole new roster in and sort of split their first team between the first group and second group. I imagine they’re going to do something similar and we’ll probably do something similar. We got a few more healthy bodies obviously, Zach Scott, Taylor Graham. We got Leo Gonzalez in. That allows us to be able to play everybody and be able to rest everybody as well.”
(On Leo Gonzalez’ first action with Seattle being against Barcelona)
“It’s always good to watch anybody play. And for him (Gonzalez) to get comfortable in the rhythm. Today, I thought he was alot more comfortable in the rhythm. It’s just that the training rhythm is much different in Europe and America than it is in South America or Central America. Me and Ezra {Hendrickson] talked about that this morning. When Christian Gomez first came to D.C. the first couple of weeks based on training I probably wouldn’t have played him. If I would have made my decision on (Guillermo Barros) Schelotto on training in the first week he probably wouldn’t have gotten on the field. But it’s just them getting used to the training rhythm takes a little bit of time. But they’re experienced players, and they know what to do when the game time hits. We didn’t want to throw him into early at San Jose, and I think that was the right decision. He’ll play against Barcelona, and I think he’ll do well.”

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