On his emotions after losing the lead in tonight’s game: “It is a difficult environment; Seattle has done a great job here. The fans are very supportive and very knowledgeable. We played in an environment that the field turf was wet and a pretty good, aggressive team. You put all that together and it was a difficult night. We had a one-nil lead till about the 61 minute and gave up the goal. The second goal was similar circumstance.”
On playing well to finish the season: “We had a rough start, but we ended up playing as well as anyone in the league at the end. This was one of those games where we never really had a chance to get our rhythm into the game. That is our own fault and we have to get it right for the future.”
On Jeff Cunningham possibly winning the Golden Boot Award: “He had a fantastic season, my hats off to Jeff. He came on and scored a lot of big goals for us in this run we have had. It is unfortunate; I don’t even know that he got a shot off tonight. He was marked pretty well, tremendous accomplishment if he does end up with the award.”
On having control of the game being up 1-0: “No, no, I knew it was a game that was going to change any moment. A game like this changes so quickly with a player slipping through, cross, injury, or a referee decision. The Sounders crossed a lot of balls through towards [Nate] Jaqua and we were a little afraid of that happening. It was strange that [Fredy] Montero ended up knocking it across. I thought throughout the game that it was going to be difficult to hold that one-nil lead.”
Real Salt Lake is into the Eastern Conference playoffs. New England is in with a win tomorrow over Columbus.