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March 8, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Sounders FC quote sheet for Tuesday: Schmid, Riley, Keller

Here are quotes from coach Sigi Schmid today. The short bits from James Riley and Kasey Keller are from Monday, after the team’s first practice at Qwest Field.

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SIGI SCHMID, head coach

(On Wednesday’s game…) “It’s our final preparation game and it’s still a preparation game for the season. We weren’t happy with what we did this weekend so I think the guys are going to come out with a certain different mindset in regards to that and we as coaches have to be prepared and willing that, if it’s not working, we’ve got to make some changes and look at something different in the second half if it’s not working in the first half.”

(On what he wants to see in tomorrow’s game…) “Goals. Goals, goals and more goals. I would just like to see goals and like to see us play in the back to a shutout. If we play in the back to a shutout I’ll be happy with that and if we score some goals I’ll be happy with that as well.”

(On Sanna Nyassi and Tyrone Marshall…) “Obviously we would have loved to have kept Sanna and would loved to have held onto Tyrone. It didn’t work out, just the way things are in the league. We wish them the best. I’m sure a lot of guys are looking forward to seeing them because we haven’t seen them in a while. I’m sure they are looking forward to coming back to Seattle and playing in front of their fans.”

(On Mike Fucito…) “A lot depends on how his recovery goes. It’s somewhere probably between three and six weeks so it depends how he responds.”

(On Michael Seamon…) “He’s feeling better. He’s getting better. We knew that was going to come along with rest a little bit so I think after Wednesday they are going to allow him to reenter training and then we’ll see if he has setbacks as he reenters training.”

JAMES RILEY, defender

(On Monday’s intense training session) “We’re prideful guys. Obviously we didn’t think our performances this weekend were up to standard. … Guys are definitely feeling the pressure and feel a bit more urgency, which is good. We know we’re not where we want to be right now.”

(What do you want to see Wednesday?) “I definitely want to see a good all-around team effort with everyone working hard and creating chances for each other and running off the ball. We just want to put in a 90-minute performance. I thought that in the second half of Friday’s night game we were a bit more on the front foot. I thought they had a couple goals maybe against the run of play.”

KASEY KELLER, goalkeeper

(On being back at Qwest) “It felt like we haven’t been here for a while and at the same time it felt like we’re back home. It was a good combination. It said we’re close to where we all want to be, get the season going and start to have fun.”

(How important is Wednesday to get on track?) “It’s important, but it doesn’t really mean anything. We’re not going to win any points or lose any points in the game Wednesday. It’s more about individuals working themselves out in the team setting and coaches getting read on the first XI. Would we like a great result? Sure.”


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