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Sounders talk about opening space at top of table

Here's some more of what the Sounders had to say after their 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday:

Chad Barrett - Sounders FC Forward(On defeating Real Salt Lake...) "It feels great, especially when you're going against top of the table class. It's a chance for us to put some distance between us and second place. We did that, they're missing a couple of guys, we're missing a couple of guys we made sure that we weren't going to go easy on them. Great crowd today, great day for soccer, great result."

(Thoughts on Sounders FC possession...) "I thought first half we were doing OK, we were really feeling it out and getting the penalty kick was huge, just to get the 1-0 lead going into second half. Getting a lead here, I've been on the visiting side here it hard to come back from that and once that second goal went in I didn't think they had a chance."

(On his goal...) "Coming in here once you get one goal the goal seems to get a little bit bigger every time, it was a great pass by Lamar. I just wanted to make sure to get the shot off before the defender got back, he almost got to it but thank God he didn't."

Marco Pappa - Sounders FC Midfielder(On his goal...) "When I shoot it I want to put it in the net for sure. Scoring my first goal I felt a lot of confidence, which is a good thing. And I think it's also because of Fridays before game we were train for free kicks, I think that had a part to do with it and those are the things that are important. What's more important is that the team got three points and now we have to look forward to the Chicago game."

(On the personal importance of the goal...) "It means a lot for me because it has been a while since I scored goal because of what happened to me in the past but now I'm living in the present and I'm feeling better and better and also the team is looking good. We're still in first place and now we have to keep that going."

(On handing Real Salt Lake first loss defeat of the season...) "Yes, it was something Sigi talked a little bit about in the team meetings. It important that the teams that come and play here at our home they have to see what kind of team we are."

Obafemi Martins - Sounders FC Forward(On the game...) "I thought we defended quite well, which is good. That's what we've been working on this week, so I'm going to praise the defenders because they did well today."

(On his work up front today...) "As a striker, the only thing I can think is to keep working until you get a goal. I kept working at it, make some I'm happy."

(On shielding a defender on the build-up to Chad Barrett's goal...) "I think that was the only thing I could do. The defender was a little bit faster, so I had to disturb him. I tried to distract him a little and everything, and Lamar [Neagle] just went through alone and gave it to Chad [Barrett], and Chad scored."

Stefan Frei - Sounders FC Goalkeeper(On the play of the defense...) "Played really well today. I think we played extremely smart. It's a very hot day today, obviously for both sides, but it can take a toll if you're running around and expending a lot of energy for nothing. I think we defended really, really smart today. We didn't give up very many chances. Even though we scored four, you had the feeling that we were really well organized and one or two was going to be enough today, but it's always good when you can put away a team like that."

(On the play of Brad Evans at right back...) "He's a very versatile guy and an exceptional player, so he did really well. He brings tons of leadership and communication, as well-he's a loud guy back there. It was good to have him in the back four."

(On giving RSL its first loss...) "Another motivation that we knew going into this game. They're obviously a very good team and they were right with us at the top of the West. Now we've created a bit of separation, which is good, but they're a really good side and I'm very, very happy with the result today."