Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said that he is proud of his players so far this season.
He said that they had made a poor start to the season but they have recovered magnificently in recent weeks and they are performing well on the pitch.
He said that the players are responding well to their training and that they are performing better on the pitch. He admitted that there is still some improvement to be made at the back, but he feels that they are on the right patch.
He wants his players to believe in themselves as they have a great chance of winning a trophy this season. The only downside is that their opponents seem to be playing more aggressively towards them and may have found a way to slow their playing tempo.
He agrees that football is a contact sport and there are times that foul are inevitable, but he feels that his players are being targeted. He said that they need to find a way around this and he has asked his players to be quicker on the ball.
Brian Schmetzer said that his players are all ready for the challenge and that they want to continue their performance on the pitch. He said that there is a great atmosphere in the team and that they want to win the title.
He believes they have the potential to achieve that, but they need to become more consistent. He said that they need to perform against the smaller teams as they do against the big sides. He said they need to become more determined and fight for every ball.
Brian Schmetzer said that the team would become stronger when the players that are currently injured get time to full training.