Our game coverage is in the post below.
Here's Preki's press conference where he calls this Toronto's best football of the season.
Here's some reaction from the Sounders' 2-0 loss today in Toronto:
SEATTLE HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID“I thought we played well in the first half I thought we had more of the game, I thought we created some good chances. We had Evans’ chance in the first half we had Sturgis in, in the second half we had Evans in as well, he probably makes a great save late in the game. I was not displeased with the guys who played. I thought we were doing alright and were pretty comfortable and then we made a mistake at the back and that was a shot of adrenaline for Toronto and we made another mistake and then after that, Toronto dominated the game for the last 20 minutes.” Talks about de Guzman’s play… “I mean Julian’s a good player, he knows how to control the ball, and they played differently with him playing on the outside tucking in. But as I said I thought he played well and did some good things – until the goal came – in the first 65 minutes so for the first 65 minutes we weren’t too concerned” STEVE ZAKUANI“We just gave up two bad goals we had enough chances to score maybe 3 or 4 maybe 5 and then we just made too many mistakes and they punished us. I don’t think they were two goals better than us, we just two mistakes and they scored.” FREDDIE LJUNGBERG “I think this was the best we played all year, we played amazing, especially the first half. Like we said in here we all played very, very well. Sometimes unfortunately you make mistakes and we did two personal mistakes, it happens to everybody but it killed the game for us and that’s how they won the game. When you give up mistakes like that you get punished.” On rotating lineup….“It’s of course strange and a new experience for my career, but I can talk about today and I think we played amazingly well, we played a good passing game and we got criticized a little bit by fans at home and in general that we weren’t playing that well. But today I was impressed by the guys and how we played and all the credit for that and that’s why it’s so hard to take why we didn’t get all the points.”
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TORONTO FC HEAD COACH PREKI“Absolutely happy with the effort, I thought the whole group worked real hard today. I thought first half we were pretty decent and at the moment I can see the best football we’ve had so far this year. I think that we want to do that every day in training and every game if we can. Obviously second half I wasn’t really happy the way we started the second half, we gave Seattle a chance and Stefan made two important saves for us to keep us in. Dwayne makes a good play on a goal and after we get a second on a good breakaway and at times in the second half we played some good football.”
TORONTO FC GOALKEEPER STEFAN FREIOn if the team is better organized at the back… “Yeah, it’s getting a little bit better I couldn’t really help them much today with my voice but I feel we’re organized pretty well. The first half they picked the holes between our guys to make their runs in and I think the guys are communicating better. I think one thing that has changed that is great is that their air balls that they’re getting – everything that they throw at us I think we’re getting it and putting it away so it’s not laying in front of our goal and that helps a lot.” MIDFIELDER JULIAN DE GUZMAN “I felt a lot more confident, I mean I think everyone felt a lot more confident. Coming off of a unfortunate result against Colorado – a part from a few little mistakes I think everyone was able to gel and we spent an entire week going over a couple of things going into Seattle and we were able to demonstrate that this was our best performance of the season.”