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Sounders enjoy "nice change" of a comfortable win ... and view from atop MLS standings

We've got some other reaction down below, but here's some more from the Sounders on the 4-1 win over Colorado Saturday at CenturyLink Field that moved them to the top of the MLS standings:

Obafemi Martins - Sounders FC Forward (On his scoring goal...) "The ball went to Traore, so I saw Lamar \had the ball so I had to go the space and just do that. One on one I had to do something and I got rid of the defender and I just flicked it. I'm glad that we started doing everything quick, passing the ball around and gelling today; it's a good win so I'm glad."

(On the win at home...) "It's good to win, to have a three point game at home. It's my first goal this year at home. I needed it so bad, I want to score at least I gave the lead a little bit. I'm glad to score today and I'm glad that we won."

Stefan Frei - Sounders FC Goalkeeper(On today's victory...) "It was exceptional play. [We had] really good combinations and we played beautiful football at times today. It's really nice for a change to win comfortably."

(On not getting a shutout...) "Yeah obviously you want to get a shutout. Our average is coming down, which is great, but we won comfortably today... And a win is all that matters. Obviously we want to get a shutout, we want to get to the point where we take pride in shutting teams out, but today we won with a big statement win."

(On finally winning at home...) "It is usually the opposite-you win at home and struggle on the road-but it is good to have gone through a tough stretch on the road, but like I've said before those wins don't really matter if you can't win at home.... Now with another stretch at home we want to take care of things at home and we're in a good position."

(On currently sitting atop of the table...) "It's awesome to be a part of a team where you can win 4-1. As a goalkeeper that saves you from a heart attack. I am just proud to be part of this team... It's been an awesome team to be a part of."

Dylan Remick - Sounders FC Defender(On playing after having some time off...) "It feels really good to start playing again, not the ideal circumstances but it always feels good especially in front of our home fans."

(On how important win was to team's psyche...) "I think it was vital. That was one of things coming into this game, we lost a few at home earlier in the year and we sort of want to change that. Make this place a stadium where people don't want to come and play and they fear coming to play at our home stadium. In the last few games we gave up a goal and had to fight from behind which is good to our character but it's always good to go out and put a few goal in on a team and sort of take care of the game. We were pretty happy that we did that and it was important to move forward."

(On how important the first goal was before half...) "Yeah that was huge; obviously when you score that close to halftime is always a big boost going into halftime. To score a few right after the second half started it really hard for a team to comeback from that. They score one but we put another one away so once we scored those two, started feeling really good, everything got a little bit more easier and a little bit more simple so it was pretty good."

(On Clint Dempsey's performance...) "I mean it's unreal, he's showing everybody why he one of the best American players to ever play the game. He's scoring week in and week out you sort of just know that its him or Obafemi that's going to score every game. For a defender it's like alright hold the other team to zero or one goals and you always got a chance with players like that."