For this interview with Leo Gonzalez I had to use a translator. He nodded while I asked my long questions, and made as if he understood, but always answered in Spanish. Thank you to the Sounders for providing the translator.
Dave Clark: You've been playing in basically every game, is there a point where you feel like you need a rest? Or do you just want to be out there every day?
Leo Gonzalez: There's no greater motivation than playing in every single game. As long as I'm able to I will be out there every day.
DC: One of the reasons I wanted to talk to you is that in the Champions League is that you are going to see a club that you know better than anyone else on the Sounders. How do you feel about facing a club like Saprissa?
Gonzalez: I have the advantage that I know how to play against them. I played against Saprissa a lot when I played in Costa Rica, also against Monterey. But in this Championship, every time you come out it is a new team - a new challenge. And for us, when we play a team in Costa Rica, the fans are always with them. That brings a new challenge as well.
DC: They have a similar surface as here. Will that give the Sounders an advantage, having played on the artificial surface?
Gonzalez: They are remodeling the stadium right now and putting on a new surface. But as the Sounders we know how to play on this. We know how the ball bounces. So that could give us an advantage.