Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC

Earthquakes Fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC
August 1, 2010, 9:42 pm
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Aug. 1, 2010
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes fell 1-0 to visiting Seattle Sounders FC thanks to Fredy Monteros seventh goal of the campaign. Seattle grabbed the lead in the 26th minute when Sanna Nyassi broke down the sideline and his cross found an unmarked Montero. The Columbian took advantage of the free space and his header beat Jon Busch to give the Sounders the early advantage. That lead was able to stand up as San Jose failed to find the back of the net. The Earthquakes face off against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park at 6 p.m. PT. The game will air live on 1220 KDOW and the MLS Direct Kick package.San Jose Earthquakes (6-5-5) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (7-8-4)July 31, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 10,351 Scoring Summary: SEA Fredy Montero (Sanna Nyassi) 26. Misconduct Summary: SJ Sam Cronin (caution) 15; SJ Ramiro Corrales (caution) 80; SEA Osvaldo Alonso (caution) 91.San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Ramiro Corrales, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez (Chris Wondolowski 74), Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald (Arturo Alvarez 46), Sam Cronin, Joey Gjertsen, Scott Sealy (Ryan Johnson 46), Cornell Glen.Statistics: Shots: 8; Shots on Goal: 2; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 8; Corners: 5. Seattle Sounders FC Kasey Keller, James Riley, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke (Tyrone Marshall 46), Leo Gonzalez, Sanna Nyassi, Nathan Sturgis, Osvaldo Alonso, Steve Zakuani (Alvaro Fernandez 69), Fredy Montero, Blaise Nkufo (Nate Jaqua 86). Statistics: Shots: 9; Shots on Goal: 7; Fouls: 8; Offsides: 4; Corners: 6. QUOTES SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH FRANK YALLOPOn the result:Im disappointed. I thought it was definitely our worst performance this season, including Real Salt Lake. From the whistle it just didnt seem like we had any idea or any scrap in us so it was really disappointing. I like to give players a chance and the players that come out arent necessarily playing badly; some guys just look good at training so you give them a shot. The players have to take it and earn their right to play. On what went wrong:Im just disappointed from the whole club side of this, its a massive game and we just lay down and die really. Especially in the first half it didnt look like we had any cohesion at all. We worked hard all week, talked about what we want to do with the ball and all the things that go into playing well and Im just disappointed. You have to give Seattle some credit, theyre a good side, they play well and defensively they were solid. We just didnt move the ball correctly and we were reacting to everything and not anticipating. Our counterattack seems a bit better away from home, but when we come home weve got to do it as well.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER IKE OPARA On what the team can take from this game heading into next weeks game at Colorado:We need to put a full match together, to keep the intensity up from the first whistle to the final one. Thats what I think were going to have to focus on. It just shows that in the second half when we bring the intensity, we can play with just about anyone. Hopefully next week we get the result.On the goal by Fredy Montero:We allowed Fredy Montero too much time to turn and that was my fault. After he laid the ball off he made a run to the middle and Sam Cronin and I just didnt track and thats inexcusable in the box. You have to live and learn.SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER SAM CRONIN On how the team puts the loss behind it:Thats the only choice we have. Theres still a lot of season left. It was still an important game for us but we still have a lot to play for so we have to put it behind us, get ourselves ready for Colorado.On what the team can take from this game:Probably that we cant just show up and expect to win games. Home or away we have to have that mentality and we really cant afford going into a game with that mentality and have a great team jump on you like that. Well make it better for the next time. -- Courtesy San Jose Earthquakes Media Services

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