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May 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Sounders FC 3, Boca Juniors 0 — Seattle player quotes


(going to be sore tomorrow?) “I’m going to be happy tomorrow. It’s fun to play. It’s fun to win. I think guys like myself relish these kinds of opportunities to play and to play in front of our fans, something that doesn’t come as often as other guys. It’s great. It’s fun to be a part of the team on the field. It’s fun to be a part of a winning team on the field.”

(on how you felt) “There’s a little bit more nerves than normal, just because I haven’t been out there. But it’s still a game I’ve played essentially my whole life, so it’s like riding a bike. You can come back to it pretty quickly.”

(can this carry over?) “I think so. Winning is winning. With winning comes confidence. With scoring goals comes confidence. Coach was saying maybe we opened the floodgates with scoring some goals. The idea is to carry it over into games that have statistical significance for us, which is Saturday.”

MICHAEL SEAMON (via Everett Herald reporter John Boyle)

(On the goal) “I got a little bit of space. I was 20-, 25-yards out and I just put the ball in front of me, perfect distance away and I just hit it right.”

(First thought?) “My first thought was, ‘Wow. How am I going to make it through the next 20 minutes?’ ”

(Pulling the trigger from long range?) “That’s no problem. When you get that much space, you have to let it go. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, when you get that much space, you’ve got to do it.”

(After the goal) “Ten seconds of happiness, then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve still got 20 minutes left and I’ve got to be running all over the place.’ ”

ROGER LEVESQUE, forward/midfielder

(On scoring a goal . . .) “It was great, a total team effort tonight. My goal in the first half, Fredy [Montero] hit an amazing free kick, going in the top corner. Their goalkeeper makes a great save. The ball is literally bouncing across the line, that was one I wasn’t going to miss regardless of what it took to put it in.”

(On team scoring three goals . . .) “I scored the first one and we definitely had a couple other chances. It seemed like a game where they might sneak one and we would have ourselves a battle. Getting those two other ones was great, great for the fans, great for all the people who came out here to see some excitement, especially in a friendly match. The fact we scored three goals was awesome.”

(On locker room after game . . .) “Anytime you come out and play well and win and score some goals, it creates some momentum. Hopefully we can use that momentum going in to Colorado on the weekend.”

PAT NOONAN, forward

(On scoring a goal . . .) “Well, [David] Estrada got it out wide and worked up and played a good ball in. I was able to shake off the defender, avoid falling and once I was able to do that, I kind of saw the defender coming. I didn’t know how great my angle was so I was able bring it back and get it over the keeper.”

(On scoring first goal for Sounders FC . . .) “It feels good, especially because it came with a victory. In the first half, we were putting on a lot of good opportunities and we finally got one right before half and continue to build the momentum and create chances. It feels good to be a part of that and give something to the fans that they deserve.”


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