"We needed to win only one of our last seven games to make the playoffs, and we have blown the first six. No excuses. Every team has injuries and national team call-ups. We haven't got it done. I hope for the fans' sake and the players' we turn it around. And soon!"
-- Seattle Sounders majority owner Joe Roth, who added that he wasn't blaming Coach Sigi Schmid: "This guy is the winningest coach in MLS history. I don’t think he’s at fault here." … The Sounders invested $30 million in Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. (SI.com)