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Schmid overview, and update on injuries

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on March 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm with No Comments »
March 31, 2012 11:17 pm

Here’s Sigi Schmid’s overview of tonight’s 1-0 loss to San Jose:

On the result) “Sometimes games go like that a little bit. I didn’t think our first half was outstanding. I thought they were a little better than us in the first half. I didn’t think, from my angle, that it was necessarily a PK. I thought it was sort of what they say in basketball when you initiate the contact kind of thing. I thought in the second half we were better. I thought we created more chances in the second half. [San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon] Busch comes up with a big save on that one shot and it just wouldn’t fall for us today.”

On Jhon Kennedy Hurtado pelvic injury) “He came in at halftime and said he felt a little sore, but felt he could go. So what the medical staff said was he should be able to go, but we should have somebody ready in case he feels that he can’t go as he gets into the half. When he started jogging on the field for the second half he said he couldn’t go at all. So it was difficult for Jeff Parke because he didn’t really have an appropriate warm-up, but I thought he did all right. He came in and did all right.”

On the play of Alex Caskey) “I thought Alex did well. For his first game out there and he didn’t show nerves. He was composed on the ball, sent over a good cross, connected and I thought he helped us create some pressure and increase the pressure we were putting on them.”

On the depth of the team) “I think our depth is OK. When you’re looking at it – [Christian] Sivebaek played instead of [Mauro] Rosales, Zach Scott playing instead of [Adam] Johansson and you’ve got [Carrasco] Servando playing instead of [Brad] Evans. Those three guys are very important to our possession game, but I thought we were OK. I didn’t think it was a situation where the game was one-sided, or that they dominated the game over the 90 minutes. So I thought the guys did all right.”

On starting Christian Sivebaek over Roger Levesque in the midfield) “Just we felt that Sivebaek could present more problems to [Ramiro] Corrales on the defensive end of the field. I thought early on in the game he definitely created some good situations for us. He’s in and out of the game a little bit, so you have to deal with that as well as a team, but I thought offensively he created some good moments for us. He got in behind, got to the end-line, hit some good crosses and I just thought his one-on-one abilities would help us better than Roger’s out there today.”

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