Goalkeeper Michael Gspurning met with the media today after the victorious Sounders trained at sun-splashed Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila ... something Gspurning did not think was coincidence.
GSPURNINGOn consecutive shutouts) It feels good of course, but the most important thing is to win. We finally got our first win. We waited a long time, but now we should take this self-confidence, and we have two very tough away games. So we still are not there where we want to be, but it was the first step on the road again. It was a huge step.
On the two-week break until visiting Philly) It’s good now we have two weeks off, and we got the win before the two weeks, otherwise it would have been a very long two weeks. Focus is on work of course.
On the feeling in practice: It was more fun, more smiley faces, of course. You feel that a lot of pressure is now away from the team. Still the situation is not good. We all know this. But we did the first step. Now we have to continue and make the next step.
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On getting that whole winless thing behind them: The weather was just waiting for the first win, I think. There are no clouds for the first time this year. At the moment, it’s very sunny in Seattle.