Here is some reaction from the Sounders after their 1-0 loss in Colorado on Saturday dropped them to 3-5-3 on the season, with just one win in their last seven games and two goals over their last six league games.
Sounder coach SIGI SCHMIDOn the game: “We didn’t capitalize on our chances. Breakaway by (Freddie) Ljungberg at the end of the half, (Fredy) Montaro had a couple of good looks. If you give up a goal and you don’t score you will lose the game.”
On Connor Casey’s goal: “It was a battle for the ball. It looked like they tussled for it. (Jeff) Parke ended up on the ground. Conor did well and saw that Kasey (Keller) was out and he chipped him into the far corner.” On the state of the team at this point in the season:“It is never too early to think about our points so far. Points are worth the same now as it is in the end. It doesn’t matter; if you are giving up points then you are giving up points. It has been frustrating because I don’t think we have walked off the field being an outplayed team. We just got to keep working and keep our belief in ourselves.” On the Sounders finishing: “You can talk about individual efforts on the chances that they had but balls usually go over the top of the goal. We just have to put more shots on goal and more shots on frame. We have been working on it and working on it and working on it but we have to put more shots on frame.”
FREDDIE LJUNGBERG on the game and what was the difference: “It was a typical nil-nil game unfortunately. It was a physically game. I think all the boys were fighting real hard but the way that level of the game was allow to play there was little chances. It was typical but very difficult and disappointing.”
On if there is concern at this point of the season: “Of course: Have you seen the dressing room? Everyone is really down because we did not get the result today. Sigi said that Colorado hasn’t ever lost two games at home in a row before and this would have been the second and we knew it would be hard. But hopefully we get stronger and we take this with us.”
PAT NOONAN on the game: “They were able to go all over the field. When you give guys that much time and space they are going to hurt you. Then they got the lead and they were able to hold it. I think we should have put more pressure on the ball and control the pace of the game.”
On the lack of finishing: “It will come. We have to be patient but at the same time we have to have that killer instinct. Whatever it is the last pass, shot, cross, whatever it is we just have to be precise and right now we are just a little bit off and it is costing us goals so we will fix it. We can’t keep our heads down or we will get smashed. So we need to bounce back. We have a week at home to prepare so hopefully we will take care of business there.”