Here’s what Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said it his opening statement tonight:
Obviously it feels great to win the game. We knew it was going to be a tough game, we knew it was going to be a hard game. We knew they were going to come at us, but I thought we did a good job of absorbing things. We didn’t give up too many clean things on goal. Rimando came up big a couple of times. Right at the start of the second half, the save he made on Evans was fantastic. And then Mario Martinez scored an unbelievable goal, and that’s what it was going to take in this series. As I said before the game, it’s probably going to be a one-goal kind of thing. But I’m proud of the way we battled. Obviously Gspurning came up big at the end of the game when they had corner after corner. But all the guys put everything into the game.