Yes, there was a practice. Even a shortened reserve game with the Seattle Wolves. But today was all about the kids, maybe a couple of thousand of them in the stands.
The team rearranged its practice schedule — normally it would be at Starfire today — to make the appearance.
Afterward, players and coaches passed around a microphone and revealed a factoid or two about himself. Some were serious, some were just to give a teammate or a coach a hard time, some were just funny. You decide for yourselves.
Taylor Graham — I think he said he likes giraffes and Sasquatches.
Zach Scott — is a world class bowler.
Evan Brown — likes penguins and sea lions.
Terry Boss — favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Lamar Neagle — has 23 aunts and uncles.
Sanna Nyassi — likes to sleep.
Ben Dragavon — “gardening with Nate Jaqua.”
Fredy Montero (in English) “I like to dance.”
Osvaldo Alonso and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado introduced themselves in English, Leo Gonzalez en espan~ol.
Brad Evans — likes cooking.
Freddie Ljungberg — likes snowboarding.
Sebastien Le Toux — likes hamburgers.
Roger Levesque — is an Aquarius.
Tyson Wahl — favorite TV show is “The Bachelorette.”
Pete Vagenas — introduced Tyrone Marshall.
Tyrone Marshall — has four kids.
Nate Jaqua — favorite food is lasagna.
Chris Eylander — likes to build radios.
Patrick Ianni — enjoys cooking.
Nathan Sturgis — has reached level 50 in “Halo” video game.
Brian Schmetzer — loves the Sounders.
Sigi Schmid — Kasey Keller’s favorite TV show is “Dancing With the Stars.”
Steve Zakuani — speaks fluent French and plays “Guitar Hero.”
James Riley — nickname is “Giggles.”
Here are some photos from today.