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Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights, stats and quotes

“We should have closed the game out. But credit to Wondo, credit to Domic Kinnear-coached teams, they never give up and they equalized” -Brian Schmetzer


Seattle Sounders FC 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Venue: Avaya Stadium

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

Assistants: Kathryn Nesbitt, Logan Brown

Fourth Official: Younes Marrakchi

Attendance: 18,000

Weather: Partly cloudy and 54 degrees


SEA - Nicolás Lodeiro 84'

SJ - Chris Wondolowski (Marco Ureña, Cordell Cato) 90'


SJ - Anibal Godoy (caution) 33'

SEA - Nicolás Lodeiro (caution) 45+1'

SJ - Fatai Alashe (caution) 83'


Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Oniel Fisher (Alvaro Fernandez 70'), Román Torres (Gustav Svensson 15'), Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey (Jordy Delem 89'), Harry Shipp; Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Tony Alfaro, Henry Wingo, Will Bruin

Total shots: 14 (Lodeiro, 4)

Shots on goal: 3 (Lodeiro, 2)

Fouls: 6 (Lodeiro, 2)

Offside: 1 (Lodeiro, 1)

Corner-kicks: 5 (Lodeiro, 5)

Saves: 2 (Frei, 2)

San Jose Earthquakes - David Bingham; Nick Lima, Fatai Alashe, Florian Jungwirth, Shaun Francis (Danny Hoesen 88'); Simon Dawkins (Cordell Cato 66'), Anibal Godoy, Darwin Ceren, Jahmir Hyka (Shea Salinas 81'); Marcos Ureña, Chris Wondolowski

Substitutes not used: Andrew Tarball, Andres Imperiale, Kofi Sarkodie, Tommy Thompson

Total shots: 18 (Ureña, 6)

Shots on goal: 3 (Ureña, 2)

Fouls: 18 (Godoy, 6)

Offside: 2 (Godoy/Ureña, 1)

Corner-kicks: 4 (Hyka, 3)

Saves: 2 (Bingham, 2)



Overall thoughts on the game:

“I thought the second half we played really well. I think we had them pinned back for large amounts of time. Duels won was 62 percent [in the first half], 65% in the second half, so I thought we were on top of them and we got the goal and at that point in time we should've closed the game out. But credit to Wondo [Chris Wondolowski], credit to Dominic Kinnear-coached teams, they never give up and they equalized.”


Overall thoughts on the game:

“We're sad because we had the game in the bag and there was only a minute left, so it feels like a loss.”

On the team's approach to the game:

"We worked on being patient, trying to maintain the ball. The team was able to get the goal, but unfortunately, we were unable to keep the result."

On his goal:

"My first thought was to shoot and put it on frame. Thankfully, it was a good strike."

On the team's outlook following the draw:

"It's always important to get a point, but obviously right now it feels like a loss because there were only four minutes left and we have to learn how to close out games. The match was very close and whoever scored was going to win and I think today it feels like a loss, but down the road the point will be important."


On the team's reaction to the result:

“Anytime you get equalized in the 90th minute or so, it's difficult to swallow and we have to look back at the film and see what we did wrong and correct those mistakes.”

Overall thoughts on the game:

"It was a little weird game. I thought at times they were good. I thought at times we were good. At times it was a lot of kickball. Ugly game in the first half, and second half, I think things settled down. People got tired, we had to keep the ball. We have to control what we can control, tracking runners. Obviously a really good goal, but we have to still be a little more creative offensively and be tighter defensively."

On the team's approach going into the second half:

"I think guys were just up for it. I thought in the first half we didn't play too well and the guys came back and fought. I thought we tackled a lot more and I think that's the biggest difference. We kept the ball, another key to the second half. Again, we've got to close out games and that's the most important thing going forward.”

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