Pretty interesting first leg of the four playoff series: both Eastern lower seeds up a goal, but Western series dead even.
I took the chance to ask Sounders coach Sigi Schmid this morning what he thinks so far:
“There were some interesting games. Obviously the Columbus-Real Salt Lake with Real scoring the late goal and Columbus with their lineup changes were a little bit interesting," he said. "I thought New England just battled. Shalrie Joseph wanted that second goal a lot more and he ended up putting it away. The L.A.-Chivas game was a little bit of space and error. There was a lot of space on that field and errors I think led to some goals. But exciting soccer in that regard because there were goals and there were mistakes and everybody gets excited. Coaches aren’t happy about that but players and fans are OK with it because they are scoring goals. It is what it is. It’s tight and you can see that.”