Sounders FC went through the usual drills at Qwest Field on Thursday. Some passing work, then some full-field 11v11 scrimmages, followed by some corner kick practice and finishing.
But toward the end of training, the team got to help fulfill the Make-A-Wish of Bellevue 13-year-old Erik Martin, who has kidney cancer.
Martin, who wished of being a superhero for a day, “saved” the Sounders FC players and coaches who were trapped in the dark locker-room. In exchange for the “rescue,” Martin (the alter ego of Electron Boy) got some memorabilia.
After taking some pictures, a video message played on the Qwest Field screens from his nemesis Dr. Dark and henchman Blackout Boy. The villains had trapped a Puget Sound Energy worker and off went Electron Boy to the rescue.
You can see the Electron Boy stickers on the players jerseys (and, yes, I am still wearing mine).
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1. Here is Electron Boy himself with Sounders FC players and coaches.
2. And to the action shots, here’s asst. coach Brian Schmetzer and goalkeeper Terry Boss.
3. Miguel Montano was taking some service on the right wing and sending in crosses.
4. Here’s a group of guys in the middle of the field, awaiting the crosses and working on finishing.