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September 27, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Sounders FC 2, Comunicaciones 2, postgame quotes & stats

alonso com.jpgPhoto credit: Johan Ordonez, AFP

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SIGI SCHMID, Sounders FC coach

(On earning a point…) “We are very happy with the tie. We knew we at least needed to get points here…I thought we made a couple of mistakes that were uncharacteristic of us, especially with Kasey Keller making that kind of mistake. I think we bailed him out tonight. But we are very, very happy.”

(On the game…) “Our goal as a team was to tie. Comunicaciones was playing a lot of long balls in behind so we had to do a better job of making sure we ran and got to those long balls. Our team has very good character so I was very confident that we could come and tie the game. I think we have the most come-from-behind wins and ties in our league. It’s in the character of this team.”

(On Comunicaciones…) “I think Comunicaciones played very well. They played with tremendous heart and desire. It was very evident that they were playing with a lot of emotion. I think they played better than they played us in Seattle, for sure. And then the early goal helps them. We had some chances, didn’t get one, finally got one. I thought Comunicaciones did a good job, had a good game plan, was a little more direct than maybe we would have expected, but I thought they were very dangerous.”

OSVALDO ALONSO, Sounders FC midfielder

(On scoring two goals…) “I’m very happy. I’m very proud of myself. We get a result tonight. We get to advance to the next round, which is good for the team.”

(On importance of the game to him…) “For me, unbelievable. […] Now, the main focus for me is to keep winning as we go into the next round. […] Now everybody is happy. Everybody is proud of us. So now we keep going.”

(On his goal celebration after first goal…) “I did that because … it’s my wife’s birthday. I’m very happy for that. I think it’s good for her.”

TYSON WAHL, Sounders FC defender

(On the importance of the result…) “Obviously it’s an exciting time for the team. We are kind of set up to do that this year. Last year we weren’t satisfied with our performances in this tournament so this year I think we really showed our depth, showed how we have grown and matured as a team and the expectations keep on rising and we are meeting the new high expectations. So I think we are all excited. It was a sloppy tonight. It was definitely raining hard but we got the job done. Ozzie obviously had timely goals and we made it interesting. We come out of here with a tie and advance, good times.”

(On Osvaldo Alonso…) “Even though he doesn’t score most the goals he’s our most valuable player. I think if you ask anyone else they would say that. So even if he is not scoring goals he is making a difference elsewhere. Tonight was finishing off some of his chances so it’s good.”

(On the defense…) “I think we had some miscommunication issues. Sometimes we were stepping when we should have been just dropping off. As I said they were really looking to get behind us. On the first goal it could’ve been offside, I’d like to look at it. We definitely should have been backing off a little bit more. In the second half I feel like we cleaned it up a little bit.”

(On looking forward…) “We are looking to continuing our success in league and getting shutouts.”

(On the equalizing goal…) “It was chaotic from what I remember. I was just trying to get forward and get involved. It was on the right side. The ball bounced kind of on a deep cross, popped over Sammy [Ochoa] and a couple other guys, came to me, I trapped it. I played a short ball into Sammy and I think he ended up shooting it and knocking it back to Ozzie, maybe, from my memory. I was just trying to push forward and make something happen. I was just trying to get in a cross and the ball popped out to me and I put it back in there. Sammy did a good job backing into guys and holding the ball up for us.”

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SOUNDERS FC 2, CSD COMUNICACIONES 2

Scoring Summary:

COM – Transito Montepeque (Carlos Mejia) 7′

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso 44′

COM – Rafael Morales 64′

SEA – Osvaldo Alonso 89′

CSD Comunicaciones – Juan Paredes, Rafael Morales, Erwin Morales, Carlos Mejia, Dagoberto Arriola, Edgar Martinez, Bryan Ordonez (Abner Trigueros 77′), Carlos Ramirez, Fredy Thompson, Rigoberto Gomez (Jose Del Aguila 45′), Transito Montepeque (Marvin Ceballos 58′).

Substitutes Not Used: Elias Vasquez, Marco Ciani, David Guerra, Hernan Sandoval.

TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Arriola, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 players, 1); FOULS: 11 (2 players, 3); OFFSIDES: 9 (Montepeque, 4); CORNER KICKS: 2 (2 players, 1); SAVES: 3 (Paredes, 3)

Seattle Sounders FC – Kasey Keller, Zach Scott, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl, Alvaro Fernandez, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg (Servando Carrasco 74′), Lamar Neagle (Nate Jaqua 92+), Mike Fucito (Sammy Ochoa 66′), Fredy Montero.

Substitutes Not Used: David Estrada, Taylor Graham, Josh Ford, Amadou Sanyang.

TOTAL SHOTS: 26 (Montero, 10); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Alonso, 2); FOULS: 11 (Friberg, 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Fucito, 2); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Fucito, 2); SAVES: 1 (Keller, 1)

Misconduct Summary:

COM – Erwin Morales (caution; Reckless Tackle) 75′

SEA – Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution; Foul) 87′

Referee: Roberto Garcia

Referee’s Assistants: Alejandro Ayala; Victor Calderon

4th Official: Jorge Gasso

Time of Game: 1:50

Weather: Chance of showers/thunderstorm

All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial

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