Martin Vasquez sounds off

Quotes from Chivas USA's head coach about the match vs. Seattle

On the match:

“I’m not happy with the result because we need the
points.  Playing at home, overall, I thought we played a solid game, we
defended very well and I think that in the second half our play was better than
the first half. We were able to get good rhythm and had some chances but in the
end we were not able to get a result”

On leaving Bornstein and Maldonado out of the starting
lineup and the lineup in general:

“Because of the travel, because of the play, because we have
some depth now, and because we have some guys that are sick, that’s why that
decision was made.  We needed a healthy team, or the team that could help
us to win this game.  Jonny played 90 minutes, the travel, he’s coming
back from an injury, we thought that he could come and help us in the second
half.  With Giancarlo, the same, it was like one hundred degrees in Panama
and he traveled from Panama to here.  Ben Zemanski had a virus or the
stomach flu so overall we had to make some changes and overall I thought that
we chose the best team that was going to come in and help us to win the game.”

On taking a desperate attitude into games:

“Every game, especially because all of the others teams in
the Western conference are getting the results.  That’s how we approached
this game tonight.  I think that the second half, especially, we showed
urgency, we were not efficient or effective to get a goal but we have to
continue. Our next opponent is Dallas and we have to go there and approach it
with the attitude to win the three points.”

On the play of Zach Thornton and Alan Gordon:

“Both of them played well.  I think the shot from
Osvaldo Alonso was a huge save, you know that could have been the difference.
He came out big. I think he is still bothered by his high ankle sprain but he
was solid, he kept the zero. Alan was good for us.  He connected, he was
dangerous, he battled, he ran and I thought overall both of them had a very
solid game.”

On Mariano Trujillo’s red card:

“I thought they battled, it was the heat of the game and the
referee, the official, must have seen something that happened and they made the
decision to give the red card.  These things happen, its part of the game.