Here's some of what he had to say about his first game wearing the Sounders crest:
On team debut: “It felt great. It didn’t go the way we wanted but there are a lot of positives we can take from it.” On overall effort: “I think every time we step out there we try to give it 110%. I think tonight we moved the ball well…We definitely created some chances to get a couple of goals.” On building continuity: “A lot us didn’t practice together yet … It was my first game in a couple of months; you could tell I wasn’t as sharp as I would like to be. The more we practice together, the more we work together, I think as I said the sky is the limit and we got to start winning games.”Coach SIGI SCHMIDOn Joseph's debut: “I think he helps us. He’s a good distributer of the ball, I think he finds people forward, but he’s another guy who hasn’t played a 90-minute game in an awful long time, so he’s rounding into fitness. I thought in the first 45 minutes helped us. It sounds like a broken record but it’s true—unfortunately we’re still trying to get to know each other. Now Shalrie in with Ozzie [Alonso], do they know each other? Shalrie looks to play a lot of first-time balls off and that caught some of the guys by surprise.”
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