"Ozzie’s daughter’s birthday is (today), so he wanted to take it for his family. That was it. So we said, 'You know what? If we get a PK, you're going to take it.'''
-- Seattle's Brad Evans explains why Osvaldo Alonso, and not Evans (who is seven for seven from the PK spot) or team leading scorer Clint Dempsey took the penalty kick against Philadelphia last weekend. Zac MacMath saved Alonso's effort, but the Sounders still won, 2-1. (Seattle Times)