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Quakes rebound, Cato singles out Yedlin

Here's some of what the Earthquakes had to say tonight after rebounding from a 5-0 loss to Dallas with a 1-1 draw tonight in Seattle:

Mark Watson - San Jose Earthquakes Head Coach(On his team's recovery from last game...) "It was a great point. That's something we talked about after our last game and today-having a good response to a very disappointing night. I thought it was a good performance. Seattle is a tough place to play with a lot of quality players. I thought we created some chances and showed good discipline. We had to withstand some pressure at times but it was a very good performance on the road." (On Chris Wondolowski goal...) "That's what he does. He has such an instinct for the goal. He makes something out of nothing and knows exactly where to be. It was a goal we really needed." (On Tommy Thompson's performance...) "I thought he did well tonight. I think it's clear to see that he is a real quality player. We wanted to be smart with how we brought him into the team. He started the season out for five months so we wanted to make sure he was ready to play. I thought overall it was a great performance. He just turned 19 so he's a young kid. It was his first MLS start and he didn't seem overawed by the occasion. He's comfortable on the ball and was able to start attacking sequences for us. I think he's got a really bright future for us." (On the defense's performance...) "Well, we knew we would be under pressure here and we were. It's just a collective effort and desire to keep your shape and continue to run. It was real committed effort from everyone." (On Cordell Cato's performance...) "Cordell was good. We made the change at halftime and he was able to bring some energy. DeAndre Yedlin is a good player who makes a lot of good runs and I thought Cordell did that well. He had some good moments going forward and obviously delivered the cross to set Wondolowski up for the goal. He had a good night." Chris Wondolowski - Earthquakes Forward(On his goal off the cross from Cordell Cato...) "Cordell did a great job. He's a great player one-on-one and he was able to get the cross and zip it across the goal mouth and I was there to tap it in." (On how he felt picking up a draw after last weekend's loss...) "To be honest with you, it was very embarrassing. Any time you lose at home like that, you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder, so you know, it was one of those things where I'm grateful that we didn't have all week to dwell it. We had a game to try to right the ship, but to be honest, this was a very tough place to play and to get a point. We'll take it. It's getting too late in the season, though, right now. We need to start picking up more." (On the mindset of the team coming in to this game...) "We know that we have adversity, but I think that's when this team really gels together and sometimes can play some great ball. We come in and our mentality right now for today and throughout the rest of the year is just get three points. That's what we need. We still believe...that we can make this playoff push and we need to start picking up three points, whether it's at home or on the road. To be honest, we'll take it right now." (On his team's performance tonight...) "I thought we did a great job defensively. Seattle is a very talented team, that's why I believe they're second right now, or just close to the top of the table for a reason. They're very crafty, especially around the box and create many opportunities, but I thought our defense did a good job of blocking shots. Jason [Hernandez], Victor [Bernardez] and Jon Busch did a great job and I thought we created some good opportunities. I still think we can be a little bit better on the killer instinct in that final third or on that final pass, a little sharper, but it's something that I think we can continue to grow on." Cordell Cato - Earthquakes Midfielder(On coming back to Seattle...) "I think it was fun, being out there. Getting in and making an impact in the game is just great." (On the cross he made that led to Wondolowki's goal...) "It was more the defender than me. He dropped off and allowed me the space, so I did what you're supposed to do, keep it in the box." (On putting a few moves on Yedlin...) "[laughs] Of course. I mean, I did a couple of step-overs to create the space and I put the ball in a good spot and Wondo does what he usually does, you know, finish." (On whether it was a satisfying draw...) "I think so. We'll take the point and move on to Philly."