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November 9, 2012 at 3:17 AM

LA Galaxy provides Sounders with motivation

galaxy release.jpgSounders FC coach Sigi Schmid was asked how he’ll get his team ready for the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Galaxy with such a short turnaround. The first leg is 6 p.m. Sunday at The Home Depot Center.

Schmid indicated that wouldn’t be a problem.

“We’ll get ready for that,” he said. “L.A. thought they were playing Salt Lake. They put out a press release and said they were playing Salt Lake, so we hate to disappoint them. That’s motivation enough for us right now.”

When I tweeted this out after the game, fellow soccer reporter Luis Bueno responded with the release in question as captured on his iPhone. I’ve added it to this post.

As a more serious look at the upcoming game, Schmid continued: “We’ve got to lick our wounds. We have one day less rest, but L.A.’s also played a number of games. Our team will be ready to play. They know what’s at stake. We’re in the next round. We have to go into LA and do a good job.”

I wonder if he saw the graphic below, which also made the rounds on Twitter as captured by @chrisomni.

seattle snub.jpg

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