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Postgame discussion: Schmid unhappy with effort

Here's The News Tribune's game story, which deals with how displeased coach Sigi Schmid seems to have been with the effort.

It will be very interesting to see if an how the lineup changes for yet another important and tough road game directly ahead: Saturday at LA with Landon Donovan and David Beckham.

Los Angeles and Colorado move past Seattle in the MLS Western Division standings.

The Sounders have been shut out in three straight league games and four straight games overall.

Here's a game report.

Here's the game story from the Deseret News.

Here are some quotes provided by RSL:


On the match:

"Not enough effort. Certain guys up front were just turning the ball over, and I don't think we had a very good day holding the ball up front. At the end of the day we should have left 0-0, at the very worst."

On Seattle's first half effort defensively:

"I thought we did well. We did a good job of keeping the ball in front of us and keeping the play in front of us. There were some chances where we broke in, but our final pass wasn't good enough."

On what happened defensively on RSL's goal:

"I don't know, you've got to ask guys if they were awake. Guys fell asleep, the guys who were supposed to be back weren't back. Guys were in wrong position, guys weren't where they were supposed to be. They got caught napping and they paid the price."


On tonight's match:

"You have to work extremely hard and you can't get out-worked by the opponent, you have to be extremely disciplined. We got out-worked tonight. I thought [RSL] were really aggressive and when those things happen you have to be really good, and we weren't today."

On the defensive effort in front of him tonight:

"I thought we were solid, but it's a team thing. You have to play with 11 guys on the field that have to give 100 percent effort the whole time. You can't pull out of tackles, you can't pull out of headers, it doesn't work, and we need to improve on that."

On the RSL goal:

"I think some people weren't in the positions they were supposed to be in and Nick [Rimando] hit a great ball off the deck. Findley finished it very well, but those things just can't happen. We've got too much experience on this team to let stupid things like that happen."

Game kicks off at 6 p.m. I envy those of you who can see it, but I'm traveling and it's not on in this area.

So, please use this post to discuss the game among yourselves and to fill in some of the blanks for me.

Thanks and have fun.