Overview: “I think we battled and we fought, but I don’t think we played great soccer. It was a little disappointing from that regard, because I know we have more in us. For whatever reason, our passing was disjoined, and we didn’t click in that regard. I’m still proud of the fact that we’re playing what right now is probably the best team in the league and we’ve played them twice, we’ve tied them twice.”
On the Sounders putting two shots on goal vs. RSL reserve keeper Kyle Reynish: “Any keeper, you’ve just got to put shots on goal. Reynish did well, but I don’t think we put enough things on goal to really test him often enough. Ozzie did a couple of times on some shots, but there was nothing clean that I felt we really put him under pressure.”
On Kasey Keller's save of Robbie Findley's penalty kick: “Kasey Keller made a great save. It probably was a PK, because he probably did get a piece of him in the box. We just thought the ball was out of bounds before it ever got there. But at the end of the day, Keller came up with a good save, and I think it was probably justified because I don’t know if they deserved it 100 percent for sure. But he came up with a big save, and obviously that garnered us a point.” (Here's the kick from MLSsoccer.com.)
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On next week, when the Sounders visit Saprissa of Costa Rica in CONCACAF Champions League and then Columbus back in MLS play: “We have to be smart. For each game we’re going to try and put our best lineup out there for each game. We’ll put our best lineup out (at Saprissa) based on fitness, injuries, everything, and the same thing when we go and play in Columbus.”