Here's some of what the Sounders had to say tonight after their 1-0 loss at San Jose:
On adjustments made after the injuries:“I thought there were times where we played some decent soccer, but there weren’t enough moments of it. It was just one of those games where you roll up your sleeves and hope for the best. At the end, we put some pressure on them and came close to getting an equalizing goal.”
On team failing to score in San Jose for the second time this season:“You can’t create chances when a team kicks you and doesn’t want to play soccer. I have nothing against the coaching staff and nothing against the players, but today was just an ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly game of soccer.”
MIDFIELDER SERVANDO CARRASCOOn the rhythm of the game:“I thought it was a very physical game with no rhythm of play. We couldn’t really establish possession because we felt like every other pass was a foul. That was just the nature of the game today. It was a physical battle and credit to them for getting the goal and keeping the shutout.”
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On the lack of shots:“I think we should have been a little more patient in the final third. We got the ball out wide with Mauro [Rosales] and [Marc] Burch whipping some crosses in. We just didn’t do a great job of getting on the end of them. You’re not going to win like that.”
GOALKEEPER ANDREW WEBEROn taking over the game at halftime:“It’s nothing new. I’ve been in this situation before with Seattle. You always have to be ready when your name is called. It’s unfortunate that [Michael Gspurning] picked up the knock, but you have to stay focused and do your job.”
On stopping Steven Lenhart’s breakaway:“It was a poor clearance out of the back and popped right to [Steven] Lenhart. He took a touch and it was just me and him. I just tried to make myself big and I was lucky enough to get something on it and push it wide.”