“I didn’t want to get thrown out, so I walked away. I was maybe going to choke a referee so I walked away before I did something stupid."
-- Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid
after his team lost to the Portland Timbers, 3-1, in overtime in the U.S. Open Cup. The Sounders had three players sent off and finished with seven
players because star Obafemi Martins
was stretchered off the field with a groin injury after they had used all their subs.