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Sounders say they have to bounce back quickly

There are some other reactions in some posts below, and here a few more Sounders' thoughts after their 3-0 home loss to the Galaxy:

Goalkeeper STEFAN FREIIt hurts to lose at home. We were on a good streak there. But what happened before we got on that streak was at New England and that tough loss. Obviously now it hurts with a tough loss and especially at home, but you’ve got to show character and bound back. There are a lot of games coming really quickly. We need to dig deep and have a good week of practice – not even a whole week – but get better and hopefully we can get on another streak.

Forward TRISTAN BOWEN(Thoughts on the game…) “I thought we were a bit lackadaisical in the first half for whatever reason. The LA Galaxy is a good team and they came out and pounced on us early on. They had a few chances and they put all of them away. I think we kind of shot ourselves in the foot today.” (On what made the Galaxy effective…) “They just sat back and did what the Galaxy normally do. They countered and we really didn’t put enough pressure on them in the first half so a lot of what they did was working. Credit to the Galaxy for putting their chances away but it one of those things where we didn’t do our job to the best of our ability and they took advantage of it and that’s what good teams do.” (On Sounders FC rebounding from loss…) “We just have to keep our heads up. It’s one game and it was against a good team. So we just have to keep our heads up and understand that’s not who we are but it also reminds that anything can happen if we don’t come out and do our job.” Defender JALIL ANIBABA(Thoughts on the game…) “I thought we came out a little flat. They took advantage of their chances pretty well and we weren’t sharp early, which obviously hurts us and the score was a little too steep of a task to comeback from.” (On what made LA Galaxy effective…) “I think they were more aggressive than us, beating us on 50/50 balls and that translated all over the pitch, but like I said that it was just a matter of them being a little sharper than us early on and we dug ourselves a hole.” (On Sounders FC rebounding from the loss…) “Whenever you take a loss what you want to do is get back on the pitch as soon as possible and luckily we have a game on Saturday, so we’ll get a couple days of training in, recover, and get back after it.”

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