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Sounders say 1-1 draw felt like a loss

There is reaction from Sigi Schmid, Clint Dempsey in a couple of posts below. Here's some more from other Sounders on their 1-1 home draw with San Jose:

Forward Chad Barrett(On if the draw feels like a loss...) "Yeah, definitely. You know San Jose treats it like a win, so we have to treat it like a loss. You use home games in this league to really get out of slumps, help yourself get started, and it would have been great to win because we have a tough game down in Portland. They had kind of a depleted team and you know they just wanted a tie-that's all they were really going for. The goal was really unlucky in a lot of different parts. Once we got the lead, I thought we were going to carry it out for three points." (On scoring his 50th career goal...) "It was great for me individually. Great ball by Oba, good finish. It was great to get the 50th, but that's something you think about at the end of your career. Right now, three points is really all you want." (On what Obafemi Martins brought to the attack...) "Everything he always does. He's quick, he's strong, he's fast. He creates a lot, he draws a lot of attention, which leaves me open. Like I said, he played a great through ball, had a bunch of unlucky chances that didn't fall for him. I would have loved to see one of his shots go in, but they packed the box and Busch made some great saves---congrats to them." (On the team getting 24 shots...) "It's a testament to Busch. He did a great job. I thought their defense did a great job. They pretty much did exactly what they've been doing this entire year-they put eight in the box and put it to us to get it out wide and put crosses in. I think that we could have found the wings a little bit more and put some crosses in-because it seemed like they were really struggling on those-and pounced on something coming from the top of the box. For whatever reason it just didn't go in. It wasn't with us today and we got the tie." Defender Jalil Anibaba(General thoughts on the game...) "I thought in the first half we struggled a little bit to create some chances; second half we were obviously a lot more dangerous in our attack. I felt like we dominated the game. This one stings a little bit but a point is better than none." (On San Jose's chances...) "I don't know if they had any shots on goal besides the goal they scored so it's just one of those nights. You've got to bounce back and look forward." (On mindset after taking 1-0 lead...) "I thought we were well. We were still creating chances after we scored. We dropped off a little bit but I didn't think that was the reason why we conceded. It's just a matter of looking at what we did well and looking at what we didn't do so well and correcting those mistakes and move forward." (On playing Portland Sunday...) "Obviously we're ready, we're prepared. It's going to be a big game for us and a result down in Portland means great things for us in terms of the standings so we're ready and we're looking forward to it." Midfielder Andy Rose(On the game...) "I think we created enough in the final third possession-wise to finish them off. We need to be more clinical and crosses need to be a little better and then at 1-0 up we need to continue to press the game. We let them have a little bit too much space. That was a very open game and as a result we only get a point." (On San Jose's goal...) "I think we were just too far off on them. At 1-0 up we could have done a better job of pushing for the second, overtaking, overrunning them. Credit to them, they kept on going and got the goal back." (On the mindset after San Jose tied the game...) "I felt positive about us getting one. We were throwing numbers forward as you have to at home. We felt we were the better team and created more and as result we felt confident pushing forward. Obviously they were trying to kill the game a little bit, stuck a lot men behind the ball and it's tough to break them down. At that point you need one really good soccer player, one really smart play. Unfortunately tonight wasn't our night."

Stats below:

Scoring Summary:SEA - Chad Barrett (Obafemi Martins) 46'SJ - Chris Wondolowski (Cordell Cato) 65' Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Djimi Traore, Jalil Anibaba, Kenny Cooper (Lamar Neagle 66'), Osvaldo Alonso, Andy Rose, Marco Pappa (Brad Evans 77') Chad Barrett (Clint Dempsey 71'), Obafemi Martins Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Michael Azira, Leo Gonzalez, Zach Scott TOTAL SHOTS: 24 (Marco Pappa, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Barrett, 2); FOULS: 14 (3 tied at 3); OFFSIDE: 1 (Obafemi Martins, 1); CORNER KICKS: 9 (Pappa, 4); SAVES: 2 (Frei, 2). San Jose Earthquakes - Jon Busch, Ty Harden, Victor Bernardez (Shaun Francis 79'), Jason Hernandez, Jordan Stewart, Atiba Harris, Sam Cronin, JJ Koval, Shea Salinas (Cordell Cato 45'), Tommy Thompson (Adam Jahn 87'), Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes Not Used: Bryan Meredith, Brandon Barklage, Adam Jahn, Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, Khari Stephenson

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (5 tied at 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied at 1); FOULS: 8 (3 tied at 2); OFFSIDE: 2 (2 tied at 2); CORNER KICKS: 1 (Cronin, 1); SAVES: 6 (Busch, 6) . Misconduct Summary:SEA- DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 29'SEA- Obafemi Martins caution) 77' SJ- JJ Koval (caution) 90' Referee: Drew FischerReferee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar and Marco Arruda4th Official: Baboucarr JallowAttendance: 38,909Time of Game: 1:50Weather: Sunny and 72 degrees