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Sounders: "Perfect free kick" drew LA even; Dempsey "hopefully" back for New York next weekend

Here's more from the Sounders after their 1-1 draw at Los Angeles tonight:

Coach SIGI SCHMIDOn the status of forward Clint Dempsey: "Dempsey was hurt before we left, hopefully he will be back for the New York game. It is something we have to see, it is a little bit of a hamstring and we will see how he recovers over the next three to four days. He is getting treatment in Seattle right now, so we will check on Tuesday and see where he is at, then monitor him the rest of the week." On LA’s goal by midfielder Juninho: "Well I don't know why we had a minute extra in the first half. I don't think anything happened in the first half, there were no injuries, there was nothing, so why we played extra I am not quite sure, but it was a minute extra and a foul that we gave away. He hit a great free kick. I don't think the wall was set the best, the ball was in an awkward spot." Defender ZACH SCOTTOn his second yellow card: "He made the call. How the game was going, I thought there were several calls that he may have missed on their end, but in the end, refereeing is never something we can complain about, I thought we did what we were asked to come in here and do." On how the team played: "I thought in the beginning of the game we played tremendously well and we should have got a least a couple more. In the second half it was more of weathering the storm, we knew they were going to come out fast, and we were able to go in on a counter, our opportunities to do that were good, but some games just go like that. We will move on, we are happy to come in here and play a better game than the last time we were down here." Goalkeeper MICHAEL GSPURNINGOn the result: "I think the result is secondary, tonight we showed a great effort, which is important to us after the first game we played here. I think we played really well and had great chances, even to win the game. We took a point, and we move on." On defending Juninho's free kick: "Don't whistle the foul (laughs). No, it was a perfect free kick when the ball came over the wall. I think it even bounced on the line." Midfielder ADAM MOFFATOn his overall thoughts on the game: "It was a great game, when it was 1-1 the game could have gone either way. I think the game shortened up a little bit and we had some chances." On joining a new team at this point of the season: "It can be tough, and a bit of an adjustment. There were a few things maybe tonight, you know, guys runs, you just kind of get used to the more you play. Hopefully that will come with the more minutes I play. It would be great to win the Supporters’ Shield, I've won it twice with Columbus, so to come to a team at this part of the year is a good time, the team is doing great."