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Schmid, Gspurning praise players in new roles

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Oct. 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm with No Comments »
October 17, 2012 9:57 pm

Injuries and international duty forced the Sounders into an odd starting lineup tonight, and then things got odder still when Zach Scott went out with a second yellow card.

However, the club still managed a scoreless draw against RSL.

Coach Sigi Schmid: I thought they did well. Brad Evans, we needed him to play right back and then he had to play centerback. I thought he did a good job back there, I thought he played well. I thought Michael Seamon came on and played well in his first appearance of the year and coming in and having to play right back. We asked Tiffert to play a little bit differently today because we had the changes so we put him a little more on the left side from start to finish. I thought he did well. I thought everybody responded to the challenge of having to play slightly different positions. Good. Obviously I’m pleased with that.

Goalkeeper MICHAEL GSPURNING: Amazing. Mike Seamon as right defender was great. And this was a great effort of organization. We shouldn’t forget this, that we normally play with other guys on the back, but we saw today that we can trust every player. … Many good things for us today. But still it’s not a playoff game yet, so OK.

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