Seattle head coach proud of his players following home win

Seattle Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid had plenty to say after his team secured the three points this weekend against San Jose.

Seattle Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid had plenty to say after his team secured the three points this weekend against San Jose.

Speaking after the game, Schmid said, "[This was] probably a little bit of a game with two halves. I thought in the first half, we pretty much dominated that and created a number of opportunities and only came away with the one goal.

“Joe Cannon ended up making some good saves. The one save he made to his right, the other one he made with the back of his heel or his Achilles tendon or something. It was a good save nonetheless.

“In the second half, we got the second goal and we sort of lost the plot a little bit. I think they obviously became more aggressive. We had maybe a few too many guys who didn't come back defensively for us, and that was the reason we made some of the changes.

“Obviously a bad play in the back resulted in their goal. But they got close on a couple of other opportunities.

“So, we need to do a better job of managing it. But you know, when you're in a streak where we weren't getting wins, right now, you take the win, because there's been games where we've played well - in Chivas, as an example - and we came away with the loss, and probably played a better complete 90 minutes than we played today.

“But at the end of the day, it's a good, solid win. We want to win when we're at home, and we did that tonight, so I'm very proud of the effort the team put in."

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