Here's some of what veteran defender Zach Scott had to say tonight after the Sounders' 3-0 loss to Los Angeles:
"(The first half) was one of the worst 45's I can even remember playing, from top to bottom there wasn’t a single guy who could say that they played anywhere near their potential. But all I can do is look at myself from a personal standpoint. As a leader on this team and a veteran guy, regardless of who’s on the field you need to be able to hold the team together – specifically the defense – and letting in three goals, it’s ridiculous. I’m embarrassed.
"All we can really do is look at video, figure out what LA did well, because credit to them: We played poorly but they really took it to us. Their high pressure caused a lot of mistakes all around the field. They definitely played a good game, but we’ll look at the video tomorrow. There’s a quick turnaround to a Saturday game, so we’ll kind of get on the horse and get back at it. We’ve been here before. We’ve gotten slaughtered in New England and come back and put a pretty good streak together, so like coach said we’ve got to look at our body or work. Do we think we are the team we were today? No. But you’re only as good as your last game, and I think we’re all ready to get back on the field. I’d play another 90 right now.
"There’s no point in talking about what we can do on Saturday. We have to put in a good week of practice and hopefully change things around, because this can’t continue. We’re not this team."