Conducting a postgame interview in Spanish with journalist Francisco Vazquez at rain-soaked Rio Tinto Stadium, the RSL Homegrown was interrupted by some jawing from Clint Dempsey as the Sounders star headed towards the locker rooms, apparently alluding to some lingering conflict from the match.
Acosta, 19, did not hesitate to jaw right back at his elder counterpart, grinning and reminding Dempsey of the game's final score...
When asked by Vazquez about the interaction with Dempsey, Acosta responded: “He’s upset after the game.
“But when it comes down to it,” he added, “we won the three points and they’re leaving upset. It doesn’t matter.”
It's unclear what Dempsey was saying, or what exactly he was upset about. OPTA statistics from the match don't show any fouls committed by either player on the other, although Dempsey did drift into Acosta's area on many occasions as he tried to spark the Seattle attack.