Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was clear that he thought Bryan Meredith made an error on Colubus's second goal tonight (above), in the Crew's 2-0 win over Seattle. And Meredith was pretty stand-up about agreeing.
Here's some of what they had to say:
SCHMID:MEREDITHOn the game…) “I’m very disappointed in myself, for sure. I think they only got like three shots on goal and two of them went in the back of the net. So it definitely was not a good day for me, not a good day for the team. But I think right now we’re in a bit of a slump and we’ve just got to find our way out of it.” On the first goal) “The first goal was a teasing ball, curling away – out-swinger – and the player got in front of Adam [Johannson] and put it back across the other way.” On the second goal) “Yeah, that’s a tough goal. We’re pushing the whole second half. We have a lot of the ball, a lot of opportunities. Then, a little scramble, he wins the ball and just strikes it first-time. I’m definitely not expecting him to hit that first-time. I don’t think any of us were. But he hit it well. If I could have just dropped back a little quicker, I think it would have been an easier save, rather than a goal.”
Meredith is a second-year keeper elevated to the starting job by an injury to No. 1 keeper Michael Gspurning. Earlier in the day, Sounders technical director Chris Henderson estimated Gspurning will be out another 10 days to two weeks.