The team sent out this news release, which also highlights some of what will happen tomorrow. Just for posterity’s sake, it appears Schmid is feeling much better.
Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid was admitted to Overlake Hospital on Thursday night after experiencing difficulty breathing. He was diagnosed with pneumonia. His condition was stabilized and he is now improving, although he remained hospitalized through Saturday.
At the stadium tomorrow:
Sounders FC Players will be recognized on the pitch prior to Sunday’s MLS Cup. Fans encouraged to be in their seats by 5:15 p.m.
The MLS Cup March to the Match begins Sunday at 3:45 p.m. in Occidental Park, a few blocks north of the stadium. Commissioner Don Garber and members of the Sounders FC ownership, management and playing roster will join the supporters from all teams.
MLS Cup 2009 is set for Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field and will be televised nationally on ESPN and Galavision. The game can be heard locally on News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM radio with Thom Beuning and Alan Hinton calling the action. The pregame show with Peter Fewing, Cliff McCrath and Matt Johnson begins at 5 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. MLS Cup tickets are included in the Seattle Sounders FC 18-game season ticket package.
Third Eye Blind will perform hits from Ursa Major, as well as other fan favorites, to a live audience during a free concert between 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. PT. Third Eye Blind will be performing before the game in the North Lot of the stadium, with concert footage aired on ESPN’s half-time show. The concert is part of Soccer Celebration, a pre-game event scheduled 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., during which time fans can get players’ autographs, have their photo taken with MLS’ Philip F. Anschutz Championship Trophy and play soccer-themed games.