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Schmid thought Sounders played "really well," but contributed some to Knighton's shining night

Here was Sounders' coach Sigi Schmid's opening statement

"Soccer’s a funny game: I didn’t think we played real well on Wednesday, we won the game 2-0; tonight I thought we played really well. Especially through the first 60 minutes I thought we were the dominant team. We gave up a goal early: credit to them for finishing that. We had opportunites. We should have finished some of those opportunities. Knighton came up with some big saves for them in goal to keep them in it. And then obviously the last 10 minutes of the game we’re pushing forward, and that’s probably when they got the majority of their shots from that point on. But I’m not displeased with what we created and how we played."

Schmid conceded by Knighton may have provided the best goalkeeping performance against his team this season. But he also seemed to think the Sounders didn't always take full advantage of thier chances.

"Our finishing needed to be a little bit sharper, then we don’t make the goalkeeper look as good," Schmid said. "… He came up with some big saves. He reacted well to the one off the corner from Zach, he got his toe on the other one, so he gets to that. So, credit to him."