Sights, sounds and quotes from Sounders 3-0 win over Whitecaps

The defending MLS Champions Seattle Sounders played their best match of the MSL is Back Tournament Sunday night in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. The win moves the Rave Green into the tournaments round of 16 .

QUICK POST GAME QUOTES

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER – LINK TO SOUNBYTES

On the game plan and Jordan Morris’ performance:

“The game plan coming in was to just find a better balance, and I think the team understands who they are. Jordan is a great athlete – tremendous, strong, powerful – [he received] a couple of early balls, Kelvin [Leerdam] hit him with a good ball, some other ones, and then he gets rewarded finally with the goal. We found the right balance, I thought. Late in the game maybe we could have kept possession a little bit more, but at that time the game was kind of cooked. Overall I thought it was a very, very, very good performance by Jordan. He highlighted his skills tremendously tonight.”

SOUNDERS FC FORWARD JORDAN MORRIS – LINK TO SOUNBYTES

On how the team is feeling three games into the tournament:

“As a team, we were frustrated that we weren’t a lot of many chances in the first games. Obviously we’re a good defensive team, but we have a lot of dangerous guys going forward, so we were all frustrated with that. I think finding that balance was something that was good. The first half of this game we came out flying – making runs in behind, creating chances – and that was great to see and obviously led to some goals.”

SOUNDERS FC MIDFIELDER NICO LODEIRO  LINK TO SOUNBYTES

On the team playing more confidently:

”The sensation after the game was very good. We feel very happy because we needed this game. We needed the three points, we needed the confidence, we needed to score, we needed assists. And more importantly in the end is the confidence for our team. So now we know we need to go look forward, train more because bigger games are coming and we need to be prepared.”

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