September 29, 2013
'WE WERE A LITTLE BIT FORTUNATE'
Schmid on the 1-1 tie with Red Bulls.
SEATTLE -- After the Red Bulls rallied for a 1-1 tie against his Seattle Sounders on Sunday, head coach Sigi Schmid made a little admission.
ďI thought we were a little bit fortunate tonight," he said. "Obviously they hit the post a couple times, as well, in the second half. I thought we had some good looks, some good chances. [Goalkeeper Luis] Robles came up with a couple good saves, but I didnít think it was our best soccer. I know we can play better than we played tonight. We still came out with a tie, so thatís something. We got a point.Ē
But Schmid walked away disappointed with only a point.
ďAnytime we play at home and we donít win we feel itís two points lost, whether itís this game or any other game," he said. "For us, you can look at it as a point game because they hit the post a couple times and we could have had zero. We got a point from that standpoint, but anytime you play at home you want to get a win.Ē
And when teams play away, they want to get at least a point. The Red Bulls certainly had their moments on Sunday night, especially when Tim Cahill hit for the equalizer in the 76th minute.
ďI thought we got forward a little bit, but I thought we gave them way too much space in midfield to play," Schmid said. "They started to control the ball a little bit in there and their forwards started dropping off and one of them would find that gap. Luyindula sometimes, sometimes Espindola. Cahill pushed a little bit higher and they would find that gap in behind our midfield and in front of our back line. They did a good job of that. Even then, we still had some pretty good looks in the second half on chances that I think we should have converted on.Ē