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July 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Sounders FC 2, L.A. Galaxy 0 — Sigi Schmid quotes

(Opening Comments…) “Obviously I thought that we did what I wanted us to do. We came out and played with a lot of energy, a lot of desire. It didn’t matter who they had on the field. I know they were missing certain people but I thought it was our energy, our defensive pressure that helped create the game that we wanted to create. I’m very happy for the team.”

(On Nate Jaqua…) “Obviously he can make a difference. He’s a different type of forward than what we have. Our injuries for us this year for us have been right down the middle of the field with Nate and [Jhon] Kennedy [Hurtado] in the back and [Brad] Evans and [Osvaldo] Alonso in the middle of midfield and that’s the heart of your team, the nucleus of your team. That’s not where you want to have injuries. So obviously Nate being back, he’s put in a lot of heart and soul in it. It’s been tremendous.”

(On Jaqua’s minutes…) “Yeah, we probably stretched it a little bit but, for me, we were sitting there and saying, ‘Ok, we think about Sunday.’ I said, ‘No, right now we are just going to win this game today and tomorrow we will start thinking about Sunday.’ Obviously a lot of guys today put in a pretty good claim for being on the field again.”

(On the win providing a boost…) “It’s definitely big. Again, because it’s a mentality when losing becomes a habit, winning can also become a habit. Every game you win it becomes a better habit for your team. That’s what we want to establish right now.”

(On Miguel Montano…) “Tremendous. He was out of gas when he came out but really the first goal was his goal. It was his effort all the way through. Nate put it in, put it over the line, but the second goal was just a great cross to the back post for Nate and whipped it in. On top of that, we also got a really good defensive effort from him. He kept pressure on the Galaxy, offensively and defensively, and that’s what you need form your wide guys.”

(On the defense…) “I thought they played all right together, as well. I thought they were solid. I thought [Jeff] Parke and [Patrick] Ianni kept it together in the middle of the field. Again, if you’re playing against a guy like [Landon] Donovan it changes the equation a little bit. But I thought Tyson was good tonight, Zach Scott had a very good game at right back. But again, the aggressiveness they were pushed up, they kept the field small, and that makes it easier for us to play.”

(On potential changes to the lineup…) Changes?) “Obviously a lot of guys made a pretty strong case for themselves tonight.”

(On Terry Boss…) “I thought Terry did pretty well. There was one ball he should have punched that he tried to catch, and then he came off his line a little bit and made himself big and ended up making maybe a little bit of a fortunate save. But once you commit yourself, you’ve got to go all the way. Outside of that, I thought he was good in terms of marshaling his defense, organizing them I thought he was solid for his first game. Obviously, he kicks the ball well, that helps us at times to get the ball out of the back.”


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