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August 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Seattle Sounders FC 0, Chivas USA 0, Sigi Schmid quotes

(A tough result after controlling the first half?) “In the first half, I thought we played well. I thought we controlled the game pretty much, maybe we were unlucky not to get one. But in the second half, they certainly came out well. They made a couple of tactical changes which we had trouble adjusting to and I thought they did an OK job. But you’re going on the road and you’re not going to win every game. And it’s a tough place to play; to come out of here with a 0-0 tie and at least get a point, we’re not super thrilled with it but we’re not super disappointed with it either.”

(On another shutout for the defense) “The defense I thought played well. Again, I thought we defended together as a unit. In the first half especially I thought we did a good job of keeping Jazic, even though he got subbed early, and Trujillo out of the game. That was good from our wide players. We always talk about the back four, but that was really good from the wide midfielders to get that done. I thought Parke was very good today and overall defensively I thought we were solid.”

(On the stoppage-time fracas) “It was a scrum. Trujillo swung back at Leo. I’m not quite sure why Leo got the red card. I think he fouled Trujillo, for sure he fouled him. But it was a foul, and then he swings back, and then somebody came into the fray really late, took a swing at somebody and that wasn’t seen at all. And it wasn’t one of our guys.”

(On Montero and the collision) “He had a little bit of a contusion on his thigh, but he was also, maybe a little bit not clear-headed. So I think Fredy in the second half was not as effective as he was in the first. We ended up taking him out, but maybe we should’ve done that a little sooner.”

(On what kept the team from scoring) “Obviously there was a great save by Thornton on Alonso’s shot at the end there. Just the final pass, final decision kept us off the board a little bit. I think some guys didn’t make as good a final decision as they have at other times. Again, like I said, playing away from home and coming into a tough place to play, playing against a team that needs three points and making sure that they don’t get three points, and coming out with a point, we’re still happy with that.”

(On Alvaro Fernandez’s first start) “Yeah, it was good. He ran out of gas at about 60, so we had to make that change. I thought he was good, he was effective. I thought he showed his speed a couple of times, when he got in behind. Again, as he adjusts to the team, as we get to know him better, it’ll come.”

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