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Interviews with Gavin, David Horst and for the Spanish speakers one with Diego Chara in Spanish. Plus quotes from Seattle manager Sigi Schmid and players.

Gavin Wilkinson

Gavin Wilkinson Seattle Away 10-7-12 (via Ryan Gates)

David Horst

David Horst Seattle Away 10-7-12 (via Ryan Gates)

Diego Chara

Diego Chara (Spanish) Seattle Away 10/7/12 (via Ryan Gates)

Seattle Quotes

Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid

On the game...
"We're happy with the goals, they were helpful on a couple of them. [Donovan] Ricketts' save on the one that Fredy tried to beat him with far post could have been a goal of the year type of thing. That was tremendous-the whole atmosphere and the feeling. When I walked on the field, as I said to Schmetz, ‘This is what heaven must be like.' In my imagination of heaven, this is it-packed house, beat Portland by three, fans going crazy, it can't get better than that."

On moving into first in the Cascadia Cup standings...
"We put ourselves in the best position possible. We're in a position now where they have to go to Vancouver and win. Anything short of a victory gives the Cascadia Cup back to us, and in a year where we had four of the six games on the road and they had four of the six games at home, I think that's a big tribute to our team."

On his team's performance...
"I think the guys responded well. I think we challenged a little bit that group of Eddie, Montero, Tiffert, and Rosales because they're the creative forces on the field for us, but there's also got to be enough defending that takes place within that group to make it work. I thought they all took turns defending and helping out at the right times. I think each of them covered a good amount of ground, a good amount of acreage out there. When we play like that, it's great because you have the ability to create chances, you have the ability to go forward. Obviously, we're trying to pinch the midfield a little bit more so that means the outside backs are able to get forward a more. Adam Johansson was very much involved in goal number one and I thought Leo Gonzalez...he's got a slight hamstring we think, up until then I thought Leo was very, very good and he got forward probably as much as he has here, which I know he enjoys doing but he's maybe not as fit doing it as he used to be. I think it's our understanding of playing together -that's why we left the main group out there as long as we could, because we wanted them to get more minutes as a group like that."

On staying with the same lineup...
"It's important to keep evolving and to keep evolving as a group. I think we played this lineup, as well, against Chivas down there. The more time they get together the better it is. Certainly with Leo dropping out we can bring in a Burch. There's Steve Zakuani that can still step in and play. Mario Martinez, when he's still around, can step in and play. David Estrada is coming back, Sammy Ochoa has played well. We still have options that we can bring, but it's good right now to get ourselves into a rhythm and for that group to get some understanding because they really haven't had a lot of time together."

Sounders FC goalkeeper Michael Gspurning
On how big the crowd was at the beginning of the game...
"The atmosphere was great. Nobody wants to go home today, and that was great for us. The Cascadia Cup is still a goal for us so this win was good. It is a great day for Seattle, but we have to stay grounded and look toward the future."

On what you were seeing from Portland, and what they were doing to pressure you...
"I think it was a really good game for both teams. Portland had some really good chances to score, and I think that made it a really good game for all 66,000 fans. We didn't want to disappoint our fans, so shutting them out and our strikers scoring was great."

On the play of Seattle's central defenders today...
"It was amazing what the guys in front of me did today. Even with the head injuries, both central defenders did a great job. Adam [Johansson] was fantastic with his overlapping runs. It was a great
team statement today."

Sounders FC midfielder Mauro Rosales
On the atmosphere...
"It was amazing, and we were getting 100 percent from everybody. It was the last game of the year playing against [Portland], and we were able to win 3-0. That is something we can enjoy until next year. We really wanted to do a great job today, and we did it. I am really happy with us."

On the team coming together at the right time of the season...
"Today wasn't the game that we had to play pretty, but it was the game that our character and our desire would win the game. Today we gave everything we had, and we were able to score three goals. The people are happy, and that is the best feeling that a player can have."

On the play of the offense...
"I think the work effort was there, the running was there, and offensively we created chances. We could have been more patient and created more, but I think everyone was working very hard to score in front of these people. We are going to have to keep working hard. We don't know what is going to happen in the future, but we will just have to keep working hard."

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