Here’s some of what Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning had to say after tonight’s 1-0 loss to San Jose:
On trying to stop a penalty kick from Chris Wondolowski without knowing his tendencies) Of course it’s better to know players from a long time. Yeah, it’s new. But I mean in a penalty you also have to be lucky. I mean, I feel no pressure. The striker has the pressure. He has to score. On the other hand, of course, you can be the hero if you keep the penalty (out). It’s never easy to lose with the penalty.
On going forward into the Sounders attack in the closing seconds … and if he’s ever scored) Not score, but years ago in Austria I made an assist. We didn’t have to lose anything. I know America is the country of statistics, but if I let go the second goal in the last minute, I don’t care. If we make the tie, this is what I care. But it’s not about I have to score. Maybe it’s creating a situation where the other defense can’t handle it. I think in this situation, I was just looking the ball and maybe Sammy Ochoa was in the better position. … Everybody is doing in this situation just to bring the ball into the net.
On the San Jose offense) I have to say, I needed a shower after the game. I thought they were dangerous. It was not that we dominated the whole game. The second half was much better, of course, and we created a lot of chances. We did well. On days like this the ball doesn’t want to go in.