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Sounders seek silver lining on home draw

It was a pretty down Sounders locker room today after their 1-1 home draw with Colorado. However, the club generally talked about the positives. Some of that also comes through in coach Sigi Schmid's opening statement:

Proud of the fact we came in, we battled, we fought. We had some different faces out there, but I was proud of that, and I thought we played overall better than we played in San Jose last week, so that was a positive. Basically a lost assignment on the corner – the goalkeeper came fishing as well – but we completely lost the man we were walking so he ends up heading the ball in. One mistake and they score. Good to see us come back and equalize the game. Then we’re not a team that generally humps it and dumps it in, but that’s what we were sought at at the end, but maybe we could have played that a little bit better. Maybe if we trained that more, but we don’t train that a lot because we don’t expect to play that way very often. Zavaleta had a header in that series. We were close, but sometimes too many guys rushing in not covering the top of the 18 as well. But I’m pleased that we tried to win. Our team, we tried to win. We made the substitution: We took out a midfielder and went with another forward, let DeAndre run the whole line, and tried to get the victory here at home.

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