Here's more from Cal FC coach Eric Wynalda, after his club's U.S. Open Cup run ended with a 5-0 loss at Seattle:
On the experience of making it this far with his amateur club...) "All in all, I think, if you really look at the goals we set for ourselves, we did exceed a lot of people's expectations. I was sitting in there with the guys and they still have their sense of humor. I think they recognize what happened tonight. If you look at the game itself, we really didn't take a very defensive posture. Seattle's a fantastic soccer team. I mean they've got fantastic players and we saw their quality tonight. I think the first goal really was a punch in the gut, you know, because it was a penalty kick again. It felt like we were re-living Portland again, but [Osvaldo] Alonso didn't make a mistake. When we had to make the switch to try to get more forwards on the field, it opened up and they showed their quality."
On having Fox Soccer as their jersey sponsor...) "Everybody was all excited after we beat Portland, and I think Fox just said, ‘Let’s put this on TV; how do you feel about putting the sponsorship on the shirt?” I said, ‘Why not? They’re new uniforms.’ Who’s going to say no to that. We really don’t have uniforms. We’re very happy they helped us out with that."
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."
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 awhile.