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September 1, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Sounders FC 3, Chivas USA 1 — Chivas USA quotes

MARTIN VASQUEZ, coach

(On his impressions of the match…) “Disappointed because we really wanted to go to our first final. I thought we had a good start, but you can’t give a player like Zakuani, you have to respect and not let him get behind you. Overall the effort was good. I was pleased with there response after the first goal. We talked at halftime, we still had 45 minutes, and we tried to chase the game for most of the match. Disappointed because we had a couple of chances were we could have done better and it would have been a different game.”

(On the turning point in the match…) “In a game like today, a semifinal, knockout competition you need to take your chances. You have to give credit they have players that make a difference and they took their chances. Again, disappointed but the way our guys played, with urgency, hard work, effort, all that was there.”

(On the belief they can still make the playoffs…) “Yes, that is the approach we have to take.”

JONATHAN BORNSTEIN, midfielder

(On his feelings towards the match…) “It is very disappointing; we had a very good opportunity in front off us to make our first U.S. Open Cup Final. Giving up three goals and losing the game is more disappointing than anything. Now we have to look forward to Saturday and another big game.”

(On his view of the match…) “The first goal came off a counter attack on the left side. I gave a cross and it gets headed out where [Steve] Zakuani goes down the line. He was able to pass to Nate Jaqua, a pretty easy goal for him. I think it was hard fought from there on out. I was just coming out from halftime and I heard the second goal was very similar to the first. I thought our guys showed a lot of heart in the second half to get the goal and fight. In the end it wasn’t there for us.”

(On coming off the pitch at half…) “I just took a little bit of a knock; with a couple of games coming we thought it would be smart to get ready for Saturday. We didn’t want to make it worse than it already was.”

(On not getting a chance to win a U.S. Open Cup…) “Very disappointing, for me personally it was a big game. I was disappointed to come out at half and it is probably the last Open Cup I will play in at least a while.”

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