As mentioned in the post below, the Sounders kept their locker room closed longer than usual after today's 1-0 loss to San Jose.
Afterward, coach Sigi Schmid gave the overview of what he told his team behind those closed doors:
"I think we all need to look inside ourselves and as ourselves why it took us 10-15 minutes before we start playing.
"I think we have to look at ourselves as to why we spend game time to argue insistently with referees. We’ve got to ask ourselves why if a guy hits a bad pass why we sometimes throw up our hands and stop playing for a second. I think we have to ask ourselves why if we lose a ball we don’t react right away and make a second and third effort, and we always want to do it on the first effort.
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"All of us – and that includes staff and it includes players – we need to ask ourselves why we can’t do it better. I think last week in New York, we were a good collective, and I thought in the final 70 minutes we were a decent collective. But you can’t take 20 minutes off.
"It’s like if you go into a movie, you can’t every four or five minutes close your eyes for 30 seconds and shut down your ears and not listen. At the end of the day you don’t know what the movie’s about anymore. And I think we lose the plot in the game because we shut down."