Last week in Vancouver, Gonzalo Pineda converted a soft little chippy penalty kick. Today, he buried one hard, high and left of RSL goalkeeper Jeff Attinella.
Here's some of what he had to say after starting Seattle on its way to a 4-0 win over Western rival Salt Lake.On his different approach: The idea of taking the PKs is to score. I only do the last PK like Panenka because I think that’s the best way to score. When I think if I do that again it’s probably that the goalkeeper takes my PK, I never will. So I try to do a different way also because the idea is to try to score.
On scoring on a penalty kick for the second straight game: “It’s always good to score. It was the first goal of the game, so I feel very good and because of that, it opened the goals for today.”
On the group offensive effort today: “That was fortune. I always want to score, but I more want the team to win the games, so it was good for everybody today that we scored four goals.”
On winning at home against a big league rival: “Today was a big game for us. Sigi told us right before the game that today was a very important game for us, for the fans, for the crowd. This was a playoff-like game because we wanted to keep first place in the league, and we did, so it was big for everybody.”