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April 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Seattle Sounders FC 2, FC Dallas 2 — Sigi Schmid quotes

(Q: On thoughts on the PK decision and the end of the game)
“Bad call… It’s just a bad call. I think there were a couple calls at the end of the game. When you’re late in the game and you’re leading the game 2-1 and a guy gets fouled on your team, you don’t want an advantage at that point. And he plays an advantage and we turn the ball over two seconds later. That’s just not understanding what’s going on in the game. And at the end of the game like that, when I’ve got players from the team that got the penalty saying to me it wasn’t a PK, I got to believe it’s a bad call. I haven’t seen the replay, but everybody who has seen the replay and talked to me about it said it was a bad call.”
(Q: On how the disappointment compares to Salt Lake game)
“It’s a little more disappointing because the Salt Lake game we kind sort of gave away ourselves by not marking well on a corner. This one sort of got taken away from us. We also had a couple of opportunities to score a third goal. We had a good opportunity early in the first half by Roger (Levesque). We had another good opportunity in the second half before we got Montero’s goal, so we could’ve put the chances away. Noonan ends up pulling his hamstring a little bit, so we couldn’t get pressure on the service anymore. Which was one of the things we wanted to do is make sure that Hernandez and those players just couldn’t serve the ball into our box. But at the end of the day, you’ve got an empty feeling in your stomach. You feel basically like you went to Christmas and the toy you expected to get wasn’t under the tree. Somebody stole it. And it got stolen away from us today.”

(Q: On referee Terry Vaughn)
“It’s not that we have a bad relationship. I’ve been thrown out twice in this league, both times by Terry. But I don’t think we have a bad relationship, I just think he had a off game. Everybody has an off day, he had an off day.”
(Q: On having another game in two days to prepare for)
“Guys are disappointed, but we know we came in and we’ve played two games on the road and could’ve walked away with six points on those two road games. But giving up late goals each time and we’re walking away with two. But we know we’re a good road team. We know we can play on the road. They’re a team that goes forward. We dodged a few bullets. We had to replace our goalkeeper at halftime, which is not something you expect to do and we were still there. If they don’t get kicks from the penalty spot they don’t get any goals tonight.”
(Q: On Kasey Keller’s health)
“He’s OK. On the penalty kick he got kneed in the head on that play.”
(Q: Is he going to be OK?)
“When you get kneed in the head… he had blurred vision a little bit. I like to err on the side of caution.”
(Q: On Montero’s goal)
“It was a good goal. He hit a good free kick. I think Sala was expecting him to cross it and not necessarily to shoot it. I think he got caught over a little bit and Montero hit it well.”
(Q: On Zakuani’s goal)
Yeah, it was a good goal. He came in for a good part of that first half we weren’t getting him into the game enough. We were saying ‘get Zakuani into the game’ and we finally got him in the game and he broke in behind Loyd, broke in and slotted the ball into the corner. So it was a good goal.
(Q: On choices for new lineup and how they played)
“We’re playing two games in 72 hours so we’ve got to keep some people rested. Unfortunately now with Noonan, who we expected to start in the Toronto game. Now we’re not sure as to what it is. I thought Estrada, for his first game out, I thought he did well. Acquitted himself well and battled and did the things he could do.”
(Q: On Terry Boss’ performance)
“I thought Boss did all right. He didn’t get beat except for the PK. The one stop he made it was offsides but he came up good with a good stop there. He obviously looked confident and calm, which is important.”


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