Sigi Schmid said his club would not have won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for a third successive year if it wasn't for an element of luck.
The Seattle Sounders made it three in a row with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire on Tuesday night and Schmid admits that along the way plenty had to go right for his team to accomplish such an achievement.
"It's tough, it's tough. You need a little bit of luck. You need some breaks to go your way along the way," he said.
"We had some games when you look at the string of games and the series of games and you look at the penalty kicks in Portland the one year and you look at the overtime goal that we got the one year up here at Starfire [Sports Stadium].
"So you need a break or two along the way but that's what you're looking for and then a good team can take that break and be able to use it."