Here are some quick early reaction from the two coaches:
SIGI SCHMIDBasically we started off the game poorly and put ourselves behind the eight ball (when) they scored two set pieces. I think we showed some character in the second half, created enough chances, but creating chances alone doesn’t do it, scoring does.
A couple of guys on our team, the game was too big for them, it was too big an occasion, and they turned over the ball in bad spots.
BRUCE ARENAI thought we played very well in the first half. The second half we were a little sloppy in the last 20 minutes. A little smarter, a little sharper we would have had the opportunity to get the third goal and kill the game. But give Seattle credit, they never quite. It was a tough battle tonight.
Montero is a terrific player. And to be able to hold him for two games is pretty impressive. But they have a good team and we played well, and we’re going to need more of that.
David’s getting back into form. He had a tough week recovering from the turf game in Seattle and he started coming around on Friday and he gave a good effort today. His reputation on set pieces is well known, well respected, and well earned.