Here was some of coach Sigi Schmid's first impressions after the Sounders' 1-1 draw at Portland today.
"We got a good goal to take the lead, but then we just gave away too many corner kicks and gave them a little bit of dominance in the game. When you give away that many corner kicks, eventually they get chances. We were lucky with the one that they hit the post as well. And then we had a good chance at the end, where we could almost steal it. At the end of the day, I think 1-1 was a fair result. For our team, it’s good that we were able to secure a point from the standpoint of Cascadia Cup. That’s still all open for us now, so that’s good."