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August 19, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Sounders FC 1, C.D. Marathon 2 — Sigi Schmid quotes

These provided by the team.

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(Opening Statement) “We gave up two goals. The penalty I thought was a hard call but it is what it is. In the second half I thought we pretty much had control of the game, dominated more of it, had four or five good chances in the second half, but obviously didn’t score — hit the post a couple of times. So we are disappointed that we didn’t come out with a point.”

(On the goal) “[Blaise] Nkufo got a touch on the ball that Montero knocked across. It was a great goal. Roger [Levesque] had another chance to score and change the course of the game. We need to do a better job when we are up by one.”

(On moving forward from this match) “We will take a look at what we did well and what we didn’t do well. Their side obviously did their job.”

(On the team’s effort) “I think our effort in the game, we didn’t do well in the outset with [Carlos] Palacios on the one side and [Randy] Diamond on the other side. I think we were disjointed offensively. The last 20 minutes, 25 minutes of the game I thought we had very good energy. In the beginning of the game we didn’t have good energy and we didn’t see an awful lot of the ball. If you want to see the ball a lot you need to play hard. We need to be better next time.”

(On team playing better from behind) “In the first half, even when we got the goal in the first 20 minutes, we weren’t doing well. We weren’t focused. But I thought in the second half we made some good adjustments and I thought were able to sustain some pressure. The surface slowed the ball down a little bit for us. Our forwards dropped off a little too much. That was definitely an issue for us.”

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