Here's some reaction from some Sounders after their 3-1 CONCACAF Champions League win tonight over Caledonia AIA of Trinidad:
Goalkeeper ANDREW WEBEROn first Champions League game…) “It was good. Thought we did well the first half, second half we did good as well. We probably could have scored a couple more.”
On playing goal keeper…) “Didn’t really have much to do, the first half kept the team organized. I probably jumped a little early on the PK; but it’s a PK, so hats off. I felt good, I thought the performance was good and maybe the second half could have been better with my touch and hitting my target with the ball a little better.”
On the offense and defense coming together tonight…) “I think it’s coming together and we have to play quicker and manage the game better. Like little things hitting the ball and moving up together and also communicating on the file d a little better, all those little things can help us improve our game a little better.”
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Forward SAMMY OCHOAOn scoring goals…) “It felt good. I’m happy. The important thing is I got three points. On the first goal I just got the touch in from Andy and it went in. The good things were there at the right time and they went in.
On being back in the Champions League…) “It feels good getting the first win; you want to start off winning in these tournaments so we just have to keep going.”
Forward FREDY MONTEROOn how it feels to get a win in the Champions league…) “It’s always good starting with a good result. We’re at home, we wanted to win this game.
On how important it is to start off with a home win…) “Every single point every single goal is going to be important for us to qualify for the next round. We are looking forward to playing in Trinidad, winning that game you have like a 60 percent chance to go to the next round.”
On how he thought the offense performed tonight…) “I think when you have player like Sammy Ochoa you’re always going to be dangerous. He’s a guy who can play the ball and keep running and he’s going to find you again. So we are looking forward to the next game at home against the Galaxy and see what we can do.”
On his goal…) “It was a one on one with Cato, he played to Caskey, and Caskey played back to me, and I kicked the ball to the second post.”
Midfielder ANDY ROSEOn how’d his first champions league game in Seattle felt…) “It feels great. First half I thought was pretty impressive. We came out a little slow, but when Sammy scored that first one I thought we were really good. We kept the ball well in the opponents half which is what we really want to be doing.”
On how he felt about the offense…) “It was great, I thought the combination play was really good between Fredy and Sammy coming in. I thought it felt good to get the ball moving and maintaining possession in that half. Overall, the first half was really good the second half maybe should’ve been a bit better, but we’ll definitely take the win.”
On his goal…) “Definitely going to wake up ith a bruise on my left leg. Credit to him he’s goal score and I know he wants those ones. I saw it and I’ll take any goals I can get.