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July 25, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Sounders FC 2, Colorado Rapids 1 — Colorado quotes

Gary Smith – Colorado Head Coach

(General comments…) “The disappointment is that in the opening ten minutes, we were second best. The game plan for them is pretty straightforward and simple. Apply pressure, lots of energy and they got some joy from that. Three times they got in behind us and twice they scored. To come away from home and concede two goals, really and truly, you’re not expecting to win a game of football. However, to take it back quickly and still come in down at the break was a bit of a body blow. We got a bit more stranglehold of the game after the 15 minute hurdle. Possession was better. We looked more comfortable. And then in the second period, I thought for a good portion, especially the middle, which culminated in a fabulous opportunity, I thought we were the better team. We chased it at the end and were looking for that elusive goal. The game gets stretched and there were more offensive players on the pitch. I still thought we maintained some good pressure. Some choices were off and some finishing was off and some deliveries into the box were poor. I have to give the guys credit in a difficult environment and after a bad start, to get themselves back in the game.”

Omar Cummings – Colorado Midfielder

(On goal…) “Pablo [Mastroeni] got a ball and chipped it over. I took a touch inside and shot. Once we got scored on, we knew that we had to score on them right away to get back in the game as quickly as possible before the game could run away from us.”

(On second half…) “I think we put good pressure, but it was unfortunate that it didn’t fall our way. They defended pretty well and we couldn’t get another goal.”

Matt Pickens – Colorado Goalkeeper

(On first 15 minutes…) “The start killed us, but after that we played alright. We needed to get some points here and unfortunately we didn’t. They had limited chances, but they scored. We had way more opportunities than they did. Being away from home, it’s overall a decent performance, but we didn’t get the points. I think the first 15 minutes killed us and everyone knows that. Giving up two goals is just unacceptable on the road. We need to really tie it down.”

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