Not surprisingly, there were a variety of questions for coach Sigi Schmid and goalkeeper Michael Gspurning against Santos' six-goal outburst.
SCHMID, on if he thought Kasey Keller would have allowed fewer goals:No. I don’t think it was a 6-1 game to be honest with you. I thought Sanchez pulled off a couple of great games for them, for sure. When you look at the shots stats and shots on goal and then you look at actual chances and so forth, we had as many chances as they did. Their conversion was much better than ours. Michael came up with a big save when the score was 2-1 where he went to his left and punched it over the bar. I felt on a lot of other goals there was not much that he could really do. If it would have been Kasey, if it would have been Michael, if it would have been Nick Rimando, if it would have been Brad Friedel, you know it would have been the same.
SCHMID, on if he still has faith in his defense:Yes. It’s everything in life: If you react to one exception, you’re going to be jumping around from one thing to another thing. You have to look at a body of work, and our body or work has been good.
GSPURNING on putting it behind him:Many games in my career I won’t forget, but I’ve never had a game where I’ve conceded six goals. Our throughts are on the game tomorrow. This is the right way. You can’t push the time back. … If we win tomorrow, then the season starts good.
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GSPURNING, on if he thought any of the goals where soft or goals he might have usually gotten:On a good day, on a lucky day you can keep maybe one of these. I saw the first -- for example if you want to say something – I saw it late. But to the team we got six goals. This is definitely too much. What I should say … it’s not only on me to save balls, it’s all that we should organize as a team. We failed as a team. We didn’t fail as a person, we failed as a team.