Before flying out for their 6 p.m. Sunday game in LA -- and potentially their final game of the season -- coach Sigi Schmid was asked today if there is anything Sounders fans should know before the game.
“We’re excited and I think we are ready tactically," he said. "It’s one of those things. Their tactical game plan last time was set a certain way, they got a goal and it worked for them. If we would’ve finished our chances then everybody would’ve said their tactical plan was bad. That’s the way it is. For us, it’s a matter of creating a similar amount of chances that we did the last game. If we can put 15 shots, if we can put eight-10 shots on goal and force (Donovan) Ricketts into saves, I think we will get the goals we need.”
Schmid was asked if LA's tactics protecting a one-goal aggregate-score lead is likely to be even more defensive than the approach taken in their 1-0 win in Seattle last weekend. “It depends," he said. "They are also at home so you get a little more excited at home to want to try and go forward -- and you’re playing in front of friends and family.”