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Austrian keeper Gspurning remaining positive after Seattle Sounders snub

Michael Gspurning insists he will remain in a positive frame of mind despite being dropped by Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid.

The 32-year old Austrian goalkeeper on Sunday was benched for the first time since joining from Greek club Skoda Xanthi prior to the 2012 MLS season after conceding nine goals in two matches.

Gpsurning, who has made 52 league appearances since his arrival, admitted it was disappointing but says he will not waver in his approach as the playoffs get near.

"I feel all right. Of course I'm not happy with the situation, but as long as I think about it, I don't want to make a comment on the decision," he said.

"It's up to the coach. I just can say I'm proud of what I've done in these two years to now, with the personal success I've had and with the team.

"Of course I have established myself as one of the best 'keepers, I think, in the league, and you expect from a goalkeeper with this quality that he's making a couple of saves sometimes that we don't expect. Of course I expect this, too, so these two games I didn't make the saves.

"I can't change it, and I'm looking forward. As I've said before, it doesn't mean now anything about my quality. I think we didn't take the result as a team. In my opinion, the only thing I can do now is look forward and give the best in practice."

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