Sigi Schmid was extremely unhappy with the way the Sounders opened. He thought they were unprepared for the opening segment of the game, and that opening segment of the game is what beat them.
Schmid kept his team in the locker room longer than normal, and when he came out he indicated that he's gotten tired of players complaining to the refs all game, especially when he believes it distracts them from the game that is going on.
He also said the team is open to bringing in new players, but that it's not easy with salary caps and the guaranteed contracts of the new labor agreement.
The players agreed they started slowly, and they're not sure why it happened.
They seem appalled that they have lost any semblance of a home-field advantage and that opponents now see Qwest as a place to come in and leave with points.
Despite nine points at the one-third mark, they remain firmly believing that they can be a playoff team.
I'll be back with more.