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April 10, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Sounders FC 2, Real Salt Lake 2 — Sigi Schmid quotes

Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid
On the result:
“Obviously we were on top, 2-1. Giving up a goal in the last second like that, we’re not happy with it. We could have walked away with three points. It was something we worked hard for and I don’t think we played super well, but I think the guys put in a good effort. We found ourselves in the lead. It’s a criminal mistake at the end of the game. We can’t make a mistake like that.”
Allowed both goals on crosses, concerned with that?
“The first one we got to get pressure to the ball. The ball gets thrown in and gets played back to a guy and we’ve got a guy in the vicinity but nobody puts pressure on the ball. And on the second goal, the corner kick goal, the guy who’s marking doesn’t mark his guy. At it’s as simple as that. At that point in the game you got to be touch-tight to somebody. If you’re a player you say, ‘OK, if I get beat it’s going to be a PK (penalty kick). But he ain’t scoring on a header. I’ll give away a PK but he ain’t scoring on a header.’ But obviously he didn’t do it, we had 30 seconds to go.”


On the draw feeling like a loss:
“Getting a point on the road is still something. You’re not coming away with nothing, but we had three points so we gave two away.”
On offense getting a couple goals:
“I was a good counterattack goal. We got that goal well. The second goal on the free kick, Freddie hit his corners and free kicks much better today, and it was a good driven ball and we got on the end of that. That put us up 2-1. We had some other opportunities where we were very close to breaking it open, but again, I know can do better on the possession side of things.”
How did you get up 2-1 not playing your best?
“We worked hard. We fought and we worked hard. And we wanted to try and counter because we knew they were a team that’s going to push things forward and allow themselves to be exposed a little bit. The first goal was exactly a result of that. But we worked hard. At the end of the game we tried to put people in places and shut it down and take it through time. But we didn’t do it.”

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