Here's some postgame reaction from Sounders coach Sigi Schmid:
On the match: Obviously we’re pleased to come out with a point. I thought in the first half we played fairly well. The first goal was a great goal. They got a little bit more into the game in the last ten minutes of the half and at the beginning of the second half they knocked the ball around a lot in their half of the field. I think the fatigue from us playing on Wednesday coming into this game started to show a little bit. But, I thought we showed a lot of character going down 2-1, then coming back getting the equalizer, holding on for the tie at the end of the day.
On the play of Adam Johansson: He saved the one ball off the line and he was the one, I’m sure he’s not used to this humidity being from Sweden, but he was the one who kept running at the end of the game too. He was one of the guys who didn’t play on Wednesday so that was a good situation for him.
On the play of Eddie Johnson, and his second half performance:For Eddie, I thought he was good in the first half, second half not so much anymore. But what people fail to realize is that it’s not just the three games in a week, it’s the cumulative amount of games and the cumulative wear and tear. So we’re about ready we got Chelsea on Wednesday then we get a little bit of a break. The guys need a mental and physical break right now to recharge their batteries and get themselves back in a groove. We’re fit, there’s no doubt about that, or else we wouldn’t be able to get through a game like that. For Eddie he’s played a lot of minutes and it’s been a long time since he played so many minutes in a short period of time. But, I thought in the first half he was very good.
On Fredy Montero’s “up and down” season: All forwards are streaky. Eddie’s on a good streak right now and Fredy is on a streak where he hasn’t scored as many goals. Montero played well for us on Wednesday, he started for us and played a lot of minutes On Wednesday he got taken down for a PK, got an assist on a goal, he was very active for us. So, today we came differently with (Mauro) Rosales again underneath, but Fredy came in and I think that’s his fourth goal off the bench for us in seven games, so he has shown his ability to come off the bench and impact the game.
On the team’s success against the Eastern Conference this season:Half those games were on the road, and we continue to be a decent road team although we’d like some of those ties to be wins, I think today was our sixth tie. We knew we don’t get to play these teams more than once so we wanted to win the season series against teams, so we won the season series against four of the east coast teams. Now we go into the Western Conference primarily and it gives us the opportunity now to win the season series against some of the west coast teams.