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June 10, 2010 at 10:43 PM

Sounders FC 2, D.C. United 3 — postgame D.C. quotes

Curt Onalfo – United Head Coach

(On his team giving up two scores late in the match…) “Unfortunately, the game was 93 minutes long and we were darn good for 90 minutes. It was disappointing to give up the two goals, but we were in desperate need for those three points. We’re a young team, credit to Seattle for fighting and staying in there, but we were the better team and came away with the points.”

(On coming up with a victory on the road….) “It was huge, this is not an easy place to play, unbelievable fan support. For us, we needed to accumulate points over the last couple of weeks. We are within striking distance for playoff contention. We have two weeks to get better as a group so we can continue to climb up the standings in our goal of making the playoffs.”

(On Chris Pontius scoring three goals tonight…) “It took him a little time to get accustomed to the game but once he did, he became aggressive. He made two great plays and obviously the third one there at the end. It was a great individual effort by Chris, but this was a team win to get three points.”

Chris Pontius – United Midfielder

(On scoring the third goal of the match…) “Adam [Cristman] might have had that one; I just saw the ball go in. It was a close one.”

(On scoring three goals in tonight’s match…) “Three goals. Honestly if you look at the goals, one was a deflection. I wouldn’t say they were the best three goals I have ever scored, but finally the ball’s starting to bounce our way. That was not happening the first quarter of the season.”

(On pulling a win in a difficult environment…) “When you have 36,000 people rooting against you, I would say it’s a tough place to play with confidence and remain calm and even talk on the field. These were three huge points for us with going on the World Cup break. We knew we needed these three points. It’s a boost of momentum for our team.”

(On his team turning the corner for the season…) “We have won our last few games. We have beat Seattle here on the road, we have beat Chivas USA, tied Salt Lake. I would say the corner has been turned for us.”

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