What They're Saying

"We talked about being special, being the first MLS team to repeat [as Open Cup champions], the first team in a long time to repeat, and the guys really took it to heart … Luck was on our side, we were fortunate there, but we also worked hard and deserved it.”

-- Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid after his team's 2-1 Open Cup final over the Columbus Crew on Tuesday. Schmid coached Seattle to last year's Open Cup title and the Los Angeles Galaxy to the crown in 2001. He won MLS titles with Los Angeles in 2002 and Columbus in 2008. (ESPN.com)

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