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Sounders disappointed with result, not effort

The Sounders had an early flight to catch back to Seattle. So between that, and their general disappointment from the 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, there weren't as many quotes as usual coming from the locker room.

Here are some of what they had to say.

CLINT DEMPSEYOn Sounders becoming more threatening after going two goals down: I just think the game being at 12:30 takes a lot out of both teams – the heat and everything, it was going to be a slow type of game. And for us coming here and dealing with the altitude, try to manage that first half so we could make a push in the second. Obviously you don’t want to concede two goals. We tried to fight back, but we didn’t have enough to make it happen.

LAMAR NEAGLEOverview: They put pressure on us. Obviously they had the run of the game in the first 15 minutes. I thought we had our chances as well in the first half.

On the team showing character: We were unfortunate on a few things – myself obviously on the first goal. I still think we could have been better offensively.

Rookie reserve AARON KOVAROn the intensity of the match: They’re a good team, especially at home they’re a really good team. We knew it was going to be tough coming in here and getting a result. But with the quality that we have on our team, I don’t think we go anywhere fearing anyone, so I think we’re just pretty disappointed. Unfortunately we let in two goals, Barrett got one back. They’re a good team, but we were just unfortunate.

Midfielder ANDY ROSEOn playing on the outside today as opposed to his usual central role: “It’s very different. The way [RSL] plays, with a diamond midfield, I’m responsible for both the left midfielder pinching in and their left back. Obviously, when they’re winning they’re very good at keeping the ball. That means extra running, but I tried to stay wide, get the ball, and get us moving. I switched the play as much as I could. It was a tough game.” On the spark Chad Barrett brings into games: “He’s a brilliant player. He can certainly be a starter in this league, that’s for sure. He brings a wealth of experience and a lot of energy. He’s a really hard worker. He holds the ball up, understands how to bring other players into the game. I think his biggest asset for us is just he’s a great soccer mind really. He can bring other guys in, he can turn, can shoot, can finish. He’s definitely a huge part of the team.”