Postgame Quotes: Sounders FC 2, Revolution 1

Pat Phelan- Midfielder

(General thoughts on the match….)
“We started off as well as we could have hoped for. We did well to get the goal, and weather the storm in the beginning. We really didn’t give them anything until the foul on the first goal. The second goal came off our mistake, you can really look at the whole game and they didn’t create a whole lot. We made it easy for them.”

(On getting a early boost with the goal…)
“Absolutely, but with the crowd and the whole organization and team is they don’t get their spirits down. It is disappointing to not to hold onto the lead. We need to look into why we didn’t and correct it.”

(On having Benny Feilhaber back in the lineup…)
“It was a nice to have him in back in the lineup. I thought it was difficult for him to find the ball. We really weren’t that into a rhythm, where he could attack. He sort of was in and out of the game.”

(On Kevin Alston’s shoe problem leading to Seattle’s second goal…)
“It is unfortunate; the ref said it was an equipment issue not an injury issue. It is the second time it has happened this season so he probably needs to look at that. Still, it is not why we conceded the goal.”

(On the team’s message at halftime…)
“We needed to chase the game and put pressure on them. We didn’t really find a rhythm, we had some chances but overall we are disappointed.”

A.J. Soares- Defender

(On his overall impression of the match…)
“Losing is not fun. We started the game really well and kind of got on a high. To give it away, in the first half pretty quickly is pretty tough.”

(On getting the early goal to manage the crowd…)
“Of course the crowd went quiet ; we were doing just fine. Once they get the first goal the crowd got back into things. I thought we did a good job of handling everything and we played pretty good.”

Steve Nicol- Head Coach

(On his team’s losing streak…)
“We can’t get a break. We had a couple of chances where we could have gotten a point but didn’t. I feel disappointed we put ourselves in good position in this match. The referee made a decision that changed the game. All the credit to the guy who made the kick and scored the goal, but the decision was totally wrong and changed the game.”

(On both of Seattle’s goals…)
“I just said he [Wahl] kicked it well. What are you going to do? He hit it in the upper corner. We shoot ourselves in the foot. Alston has half a shoe on the other one off. We give up a goal. We are just disappointed.