Pareja: "We gave too many corners and ended up paying for that"
Colorado Rapids coach Oscar Pareja following the 2-1 loss at Seattle:
Thoughts on the game: “I thought it was an exciting game for the fans. We saw two teams that gave everything on the field and that’s good for the game. I’m disappointed obviously for us since we didn’t get the result we were looking for. We gave too many corners and ended up paying for that.”
On the last 20-25 minutes: “I thought it was a normal reaction, a team taking more risks with a couple of guys with fresh legs and that’s what happens. It’s been difficult for the boys to play three games in almost a week, so the guys who came from the bench gave us a spark. I thought the game was better for us in the last 25 minutes.”
On the offsides call that took away a goa: “I didn’t see it, it’s hard for me to say. The boys said they didn’t see anything, so we wanted it. We just didn’t see it.”
On the attempted comeback: “Playing in Seattle is always difficult. The team that we put on the field today was taking into the plan, being organized and trying to control the tempo. Seattle did a good job in the first 15 minutes of the game but our team reacted well for the rest of the game. I’m disappointed because we gave up too many corners and set pieces and ended up paying for that. Our team gave a good reaction in the last 25 minutes, for sure."