Quotes via audio file from the team. Box score added below:
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(On the result) “I thought we did all right in terms of going a man down. We had a chance to equalize the game on the penalty kick, which was a good position to be in. We had a chance to go up 1-0 playing a man down at the end of the first half with the run by Steve Zakuani. The red card definitely hurt us, but at the end of the day when you get penalties and when you get chance’s like Steve’s, you have to bury them.
(On the red card) “I think Leo went into the ball thought he was going to get a piece of the ball, ended up missing the ball and ended up getting the player, so the referee decided it was a red card. It seemed basically at that point in the game maybe it was a little harsh; I haven’t seen a replay. Certainly there was some repetitive fouling of Fredy Montero. It was obvious that they were trying to shut him down in that regard. But overall we probably cant argue with the card.”
(On the goals) “We didn’t put pressure on the midfield. We dropped in front of the centerbacks on the first goal, and then he was able to slip the ball in to an open man. On the second goal we got caught on the counter, got caught ball watching a little bit. At that point we were trying to play a 3-4-2 and trying to go for the equalizing goal because we know we needed to get something out of here.”
(On Saprissa controlling 2nd half) “It’s a lot easier to play when you’re up a man for sure. Certainly they have different attacking players; they tried to come with a lot of their quick, fast players and they were able to hold the ball.”
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Seattle Sounders FC vs. CD Saprissa
September 14, 2010 – Estadio Ricardo Saprissa
Goals by Period 1 2 Tot
CD Saprissa 0 2 2
Sounders FC 0 0 0
CD Saprissa – Guzman (Paniagua) 56, Aleman (Martinez) 8
Sounders FC – None
CD Saprissa – F.Gonzalez, G. Badilla, V. Cordero, R. Blanco, J. Martinez (J. Mena, 46) W. Centeno, J. Lopez (D. Guzman, 73), F. Paniagua, E. Sirias, A. Alonso (A. Aleman, 63), J. Arrieta.
TOTAL SHOTS: 15; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 ; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3.
Seattle Sounders FC – T. Boss, Z. Scott, T. Marshall, T. Graham, L. Gonzalez, S. Nyassi, O. Alonso, N. Sturgis (A. Fernandez, 64), S. Zakuani (T. Wahl, 46) , F. Montero, R. Levesque (M. Fucito, 72).
TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 ; FOULS: 11 ; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 3.
Seattle Sounders FC – L. Gonzalez (red) 38, R. Levesque (yellow) 43, T. Boss (yellow) 53, A. Fernandez (yellow) 86, T. Wahl (yellow) 90.
CD Saprissa – W. Centeno (yellow) 86.
Referee: M. Rodriguez
Referee’s Assistants: J. Camargo, A. Morin
4th Official: J. Solis
All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.