As mentioned, the Sounders weren't happy about anything that happened on the pitch Sunday at San Jose.
("If you can point out who played well, feel free," coach Sigi Schmid told me at one point.)
However, the team was mighty impressed with those 200-or-so Sounders' fans, who chanted, sang and cheered for the full 90 in the northwest corner of that rickety little stadium.
"They kept it going," Schmid said. "They were great. That's why I was a little disappointed that not more of the players went over there at the conclusion of the game. But I know myself and (Brad Evans and Patrick Ianni) went over there. We appreciate their support and being able to stay behind us."
Sebastien Le Toux went over too, hands raised, applauding the efforts of those traveling Sounders' supporters.
"It is a tribute to our supporters even if we did a very bad game today," Le Toux said. "We need to support them too, because they were really behind us."