Quote Sheet: Quakes react to hard-fought defeat in Seattle

On the game:
“I thought we played pretty good. There were swings of momentum during the game. We each had them. The penalty is a tough one because it’s a good chance for us. We had one before that with Simon’s [Dawkins] shot off the crossbar – is it over the line or not? It’s a tough one. The team played pretty good tonight. We knew we were going to face a team that was going to come out and bring some momentum. It was unfortunate for us that we were on the losing end of it.”
On comparing Jordan Morris and Chris Wondolowski: 
“How many goals does Jordan Morris have? I think let the kid have his own identity. To compare him to other people is unfair. The kid is such a good player so I think we should leave it at that and just watch him and enjoy him.”
On missed chances:
“We knew we were going to get chances today. What, this was the first time in 23 games that we’ve been shut out? So we’re always good for some chances. I told the guys at halftime that we’re one good play away from tying the game. So it had nothing to do with the chances at the end there. I thought after the goal was scored, they came out as the more aggressive team. After that, we were pushing forward, playing better, creating some good chances. We felt that if that were to continue in the second half, we’d get something out of it.”
On how they regroup:
“We have a game on Wednesday and we’re all disappointed walking off the field. For us to go into a hole would be a bad idea and my message to them will be that. We have to get ready for Houston on Wednesday night. It’s an important game in the Western Conference. You don’t want to forget it because you want to remember the things you did well and the things you didn’t do well so the next time out you can rectify all the errors you made. But I think the guys are looking forward to Wednesday – I know I am.”
On tonight's game:
“We are frustrated. Seattle is always a good team. It is a very tough place to play. You know it’s kind of on me. It is all on me. I missed a penalty late in the game. You know if I make that I think we come away with at least a point. It is something that we could have built on. A two-zero loss kind of hurts, especially for me.”
On having Quakes fans travel here and support the club on the road:
“Yeah, it is great. We love our fans. They are some of the most loyal, dedicated and knowledgeable fans. We love their passion they show. I always try to give them love when we can. I wish we could have shown them more love on the field.”
On moving forward on the rest of the season after this loss:
“You know I think we can learn from our mistakes. I think that this is not going to impact us. Our goals are still set and we can obtain them. We are going to stay the course and just learn from this.”
On coming back to Seattle and his thoughts on the game:
“You know I wanted the result to be different and obviously I want us to win. I have great memories here in Seattle but I am part of the San Jose Earthquakes now and I am a full San Jose Earthquake. It was a disappointing result, especially the way we played and how we came at it in the second half. Getting the PK at the end, we wish we would have scored that. We lose as a team and we win as a team. That is the way it happens and we know when [Wondolowski] steps up the next time he is going to bury that. We also had a bunch of other chances where we could have buried it as well. Simon’s really unlucky on his free kick and it was a great free kick. You know Stef [Stefan Frei] was a statue. We just couldn't follow it up. They were banging on the door and congrats to Seattle but I can’t wait to play them again.”
On playing against old teammates that he knows and who know his tendencies:
“I think it goes both ways. I think there are things they know I like to do and there are things I know they like to do. The way they like to play out of the back and the way I like to come at them. They know how to get inside of my head a little bit but I know how to get in theirs. It is a mental game as much as a physical game at this level. I thought it was a fun matchup. The first half I felt like a newborn fawn. It was my first game in three months straight out of injury but it felt great. I am thankful for the opportunity. I just want to build on this performance.”

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