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Sounders appreciate 64,207 at CenturyLink Field

We've got some quotes from Sigi Schmid, Clint Dempsey and the Timbers below. Here are some leftover thoughts from other Sounders, after their 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Sunday:

Defender CHAD MARSHALL(On the crowd of 64,207) It was incredible. I’ll definitely remember walking out into that stadium the rest of my life.

Goalkeeper STEFAN FREI(On going from 4-4 in Portland to clean sheet here) I thought we were defensively very organized. That was one of the easiest shutouts I’ve had this season. Even when they did finally get an opportunity to shoot we were able to get blocks in. So very very good defensive effort as a team: good shape, organized. It just took us a big longer to get that second goal than we probably wanted, but it was good to get it and get the W.

Midfielder MARCO PAPPA(On the win…) "We were having a good game. We were controlling most of the game and then Clint scored a goal, so I think we were proud about that. We know the season is long, and we look forward to the next game."

(On his goal…) "Scoring goals is important, but what's more important is where we are as a team. We are at the top of the table and we have to continue that way. It's good for me and my confidence to score a goal."

(On the pace of the match…) "We were running a lot. In the past week we have had a lot of games and we were getting tired, but I think that every single day we train and you could see that in the game. Our performance is really good and continue in this way."

Midfielder GONZALO PINEDA (On the win…) "It was a good game. It's always hard when it's a rivalry game and so much emotion. We did well. The first half was tight in the middle of the field, but in the second half we found spaces behind the defense and we scored two goals."

(On his assist to Dempsey…) "I just wanted to hit on the goal, but my shot was a little far from the goal but Clint was ready, and it was good for us."

(On the fan support…) "That's amazing. It's not just that so many people were in the stadium—it is that they are always supporting us and they are always pushing us. We feel that it is good for them because they came today and saw a victory of their team."​