Felipe (left): “NOT our best day. No excuses.” (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

By Michael Lewis

Front Row Soccer Editor

No need to use sodium pentothal to get the truth out of the Red Bulls.

They know they did not play up to their potential in their 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders Sunday night.

The defeat snapped the team’s 18-game MLS regular-season unbeaten streak, which went all the way back to a 2-0 setback at New York City FC July 3.

Here’s just a sample of what the Red Bulls had to say after the match at CenturyLink Field in Seattle:

* Midfielder Felipe on Twitter: “NOT our best day. No excuses. THIS will make us stronger. Now. Get ready for Sunday. Thanks for those who came long way to support us. #RBNY”

* Captain and midfielder Sacha Kljestan: “I think we need to turn a little bit more toward being better on the ball, just being a better passing team, especially in a game like this today, where there was a lot of space to play.”

* Head coach Jesse Marsch: “I don’t think we played very well. We did not have enough individual performances that were very good.”

* Marsch: “We’ve got to be better with our pressing and defending.”

*Striker Bradley Wright-Phillips: “We’re not at a level where we want to be at. Those things take time.”