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April 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Sounders FC 1, Kansas City Wizards 0 — Sigi Schmid quotes

Head Coach Sigi Schmid
General Comments: “I’m happy with the win. I’ll always take a win. Mike Fucito works hard in training and he battles. He was alert and made a good run behind the defense. He hit it and didn’t take extra touches, which we sometimes do in the box. It felt good to win on a late goal. We played better than we did in Salt Lake, but still not up to standards we set for ourselves.”
On Mike Fucito: “He has a never say die attitude. Sometimes that’s what you need on the field. Sometimes you can die with beauty and sometimes you can succeed with simplicity.”


On Brad Evans: It has been a tough week for brad. He take things pretty personal and pretty deep. He was still carrying a lot of responsibility in the early part of the week. Peter Vagenas does a lot for us on the field and he talks a lot on the field, so he makes people around him better. For sure, Brad is not out of our plans and he showed that by contributing on the goal.”
On control of tempo: “We needed to get some energy in the game. We had good chances in the first half that we could have scored on. I thought before the substitution for Brad, they had control for 10 minutes. Bringing him in changed our energy.”
On referees: “It was an interesting game from the referees standpoint. I see it both ways. I can’t say anything on the offsides call on Freddie. There are some calls that I’m far away from, so I’m sure he got them right. There were others that I didn’t fully understand. It was an interesting game.”
On Kansas City near goal at end: “We almost fell asleep there for a second. I actually wanted to get the sub on before the kickoff and the fourth official was dragging his feet. I think Mike was in a state of euphoria still and didn’t get back on the left side on defense. I think he’ll be in that state for the next 72 hours.”
On bloody jerseys: “We’ve called Adidas and asked for a new shipment of jerseys because we’re running out.”
On offense: “We’re trying to be varied in our attack and have different people pop up in different places. We stay up too high sometimes as a front four. Sometimes we become stagnant, need to be flexible and variable in our attack.”

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