Coach Sigi Schmid in the locker room after the game:

“It’s just basically for ourselves – a statement for ourselves,” Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid said. “It’s us knowing, ‘Hey, here’s what we can do. Here’s the commitment that we have. This is the potential that we can achieve and this is what we do as we continue to move forward.’ It’s about ourselves getting confidence in our ability to be able to take on big challenges, big games … and respond well to those challenges.”

4:0 against last year’s champion in front over over 60,000 at Century Link field never looked so good.

Sounders, we have arrived on the big stage.