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Seattle Sounders' Keller lauds teammates after strong win over New England

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller heaped praise on his teammates after they produced a solid 3-0 victory over New England Revolution on the weekend.

The Sounders bounced back from their 1-0 loss to Colorado Rapids last Saturday to grab all three points against the Revs and it was a performance that showed the second-year club can be deadly if they play to their full potential.

"It could have been nasty. We could've really ran on 'em. Obviously 3-0, we're very happy with that," Keller said.

"Long overdue. I thought the mentality from the very first minute was tremendous. We pushed them. We kept them in their half. We challenged for everything. The work rate was second to none, this season, and the standard has been set. It's great. Anytime it drops, I think everyone can go and watch a little film and say, 'You do this or we find someone else who does it, because you've proven that you can.' I'm just happy. I'm happy for everybody. I'm happy, obviously, for the fans and for ownership and the players because this is what we've been working hard to earn."

Despite all of the superlatives, Keller was trying not to get too carried away by the win as the team has to prepare for another match this week before the World Cup break, against DC United on Thursday.

"But we know we've got another game on Thursday. Although we're going to enjoy ourselves, and fans are going to enjoy themselves, we can't do this halfway. We know we've got another game on Thursday that we're more than capable of winning as well. And what a great way to go into the minibreak with six points. It's halftime for me. Now the second half starts against D.C," he added.

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