The Sounders triumphed 2-1 at Qwest Field and the showing was not lost on Schmid who had plenty of superlatives for his players despite a half-hour lapse that allowed Chivas back in.
"I thought we started the game really well. Early we played really well. Our goals were two well taken goals,” he said. “Good individual effort by [Steve] Zakuani off a good pass from Jeff Parke. The second was a great combination between [Fredy] Montero, [Steve] Zakuani, and the goal by Osvaldo.
"Any time you win it's a good thing. When you win games and the team feels confident that you can win games. Even if you play a sloppy 30 minutes and you still win, that's a good thing. It's the confidence of going out and winning all that time that helps us most of all."