I'll get to more reaction from Cal FC coach Eric Wynalda later. But this one should do for now:
"I think tonight if you look at the way that we addressed the game, we knew that Seattle just has more quality than Portland. There were times where we were really able to play but we couldn't get numbers forward. There was never a time that I really felt like we could really get in behind them. It just wasn't their night in that sense. There were a couple of times in the first half where they could have had it. Danny [Barrera] had a couple of chances to get Arthur [Aghasyan] in and whether it was the field or if it was a little too quick, it always seemed like it just wasn't going for us. I think - I'll stay true to my word - players win games and coaches lose them. This one goes on my shoulders. I think we could have been a little more offensive-minded and I could have trusted them a little bit more because we really just were chasing the game after about 55 minutes."
(On where Cal FC goes from here...) "Don't know. I can't even answer that. As far as Cal FC, we've been together for a month. That's what you get after a month. We can be very proud of that. I think some of these guys will explore the options and the interest. I think they've proven they can play and hopefully they'll get a chance to play at a better address."
(On what he told the team at halftime...) "Well, we wanted to sort out the set pieces because there were a couple times where they kept sneaking in and we didn't have our matchups right. We focused a lot on that. We didn't want to change much. We just wanted to get to about the 60th minute and then throw some forwards on the field, but we never got there. So we didn't want to change much until we had the opportunity to change the game ourselves, but by the time we got to that minute mark, the game was almost over."
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(On holding MLS teams scoreless for 165 minutes up to that point and if it was just a matter of time running out on them...) "Well I mean fitness is a big issue with us. I look at it and we've played eight games and trained five times. We really haven't been able to assimilate an environment that would be conducive to being fit. So you've got to commend these guys on that and I think you're right. It was just a matter of time. They wore us down. I think Fredy [Montero] was great tonight. He waited. He's just a smart player. And then Alonso's goal - even I stood up and applauded. It was probably one of the best goals I've seen in awh ile.