Andrew Weber said he was told in Montreal airport to be ready to get his first start for the Sounders tonight.
But will he start Sunday at Portland? Coach Sigi Schmid didn't commit to that, but he implied it. And Weber, of course, said he hopes that's the way it will play out.
WEBEROn the game) “It was good. The first goal, the deflection, I just saw it late. Maybe if I get a little better of a jump on it I can pull that out of the top corner. I think it went off Ozzie and just came up-and-down. I don’t think it was going in [before the deflection]. We came back. Pat had a wonder-goal. The team fought and fought. I really think we did dominate the game. It got pretty physical and we handled it well. Unlucky at the end with Fredy there. The keeper was very fortunate.”
On how he felt in his first game of the season) “I felt good. I felt really good coming for balls. It’s just going to get better. It’s been since 2009 since I’ve played in a good, competitive game, but the energy of the fans and the atmosphere was great. Hopefully we can build on that and just keep rolling.”
On if he considers himself the starting keeper now) I hope so. You know, that's their decision to make. I just keep moving forward. This is a team sport. I just hope my name can be called again and help this team turn things around.
SCHMIDOn if Andrew Weber is considered the starting goalkeeper moving forward…) “Obviously, we’ll see. We’ll go game-by-game. I think [Bryan] Meredith now needs to react from this and it’s going to show his character – how he comes back, how he trains and he’s got to push Weber just like Weber pushed him. And when an opening exists he’s got to be ready to jump on it.”