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Revs' coach's not terribly wordy take on match

Here's some of what New England coach Jay Heaps had to say tonight after opening the new MLS season with a 3-0 loss in Seattle. Opening statement: “Tough game.” On the play of Dempsey and Martins: “I thought both guys had a really good game and showed their class tonight.” On what Dempsey and Martins did well: “Well I think they were good, and we gave them a little too much space and they found gaps. I thought we dealt with it well up until the 25th minute and then we put our heads down a little bit after the penalty call. And I thought we had chances to get back in the game, and giving up the second goal hurt.” On Kelyn Rowe’s near miss and the sequence that followed: “Yeah they made plays tonight. I mean, I’m not going to take anything away from Seattle they played really well, and when we did have our chance Stefan Frei made a great save.” On missing Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen: “No excuses. We have players on the field that can step up and play and we didn’t do well enough tonight.” On Teal Bunbury’s injury: “No update.”