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March 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid quotes from Monday

schmid mug.jpgI was occupied with other interviews when coach Sigi Schmid met with reporters today. The team held its first training session at Qwest Field today and, my, the season is catching up on us isn’t it? Anyways, here are some quotes provided by the team:

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(On training at Qwest Field…) “It’s always good to come back. When we are back here we know that the season is right around the corner so that’s the most important part of it for us. It’s a great feeling to be back here. There’re a lot of great memories here and we want to make some more.”

(On the preseason…) “It’s been a long preseason and we have had some ups and downs, for sure, in terms of our performance. At the end of the day, it’s all about being ready for March 15, that’s the most important thing for us. We have been able to experiment with a lot of guys, look at a lot of players. There’re some changes for sure in our roster and everybody is starting to gel well as a team. I think there’s good camaraderie within the group.”

(On Wednesday’s game…) “The result is important for us, as well. You just want to see us take our game up to the next level. I think over the weekend when you look at the two games statistically and territorially we dominated the games but we came out on the wrong end on the scoring side of it. Now it’s a matter of can we also dominate the game as we have and be on the right side of the score? So that’s the big objective for Wednesday.”

(On team scoring…) “Surprised is maybe a good word. Disappointed is maybe a good word too. It’s a situation of obviously we will continue to work on it and over all of my years of coaching things come and go. Good things happen for you and things don’t go well for you and it’s very cyclical. So if this is our down cycle I’ll take it because that means our up cycle will come in the regular season. Certainly the timing has been off a little bit. People haven’t been willing to pull the trigger maybe at the right times, haven’t maybe been dynamic enough when we need to be dynamic in the box and that’s something we continue to talk about and we work on and hopefully it will carry over into the next game.”

(On Mike Fucito and Pat Noonan…) “Fucito will get an MRI this afternoon so we will have a better feel for him then. Noonan is the other one. He is also due to have an MRI because he took a shot right at the top of the foot the day before the game.”

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