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May 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Sounders FC 1, New York Red Bulls 0 — N.Y. postgame quotes

NEW YORK RED BULLS HEAD COACH HANS BACKE

On the team’s performance:

“I would say it was an even game. None of the teams created many chances. It was more of a battle today. We defended OK, but our problem was the attacking game. The final third we didn’t come through in our attacking game.”

On the positives of the game:

“The first ten minutes there was some good possession but we lost possession. The rhythm in the passing game wasn’t always there. In a way there were some good things even if you lose a game, but the final third is our problem.”

On the overall quality of play:

“I think we defended well but the attacking game was not quality. It was more of a battle. It was an average game in a way as far as the battles.”

NEW YORK RED BULLS MIDFIELDER CARL ROBINSON

On today’s game:

“Two very decent teams, hard fought game and not many chances. It was a super goal by Fredy Montero. You hold your hand up. We lacked in the final third today and it was something we have to work on.”

On starting and playing most of the game:

“I felt fine. I had one crunching tackle, which hurt me a little bit. We’ll see how I feel in the morning but it’s disappointing to lose the game.”

NEW YORK RED BULLS DEFENDER JEREMY HALL

On what the team can improve on:

“We definitely want to work on hitting the back of the net because that relieves a lot of pressure. We were doing that a lot when we were on our winning streak. We got to bounce back. We have another one on Thursday and get three points there.”

On the team’s outlook after the second straight loss:

“I think this team is good. We obviously want to improve in certain areas. We can get it together. We had two losses in a row but there’s no need to panic.”

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