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November 2, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Sounders FC training Tuesday at Starfire — photo reel

Brutal traffic on the West Seattle Bridge forced me to be a little late to Sounders FC training today, but I didn’t miss much. Practices are significantly longer and more intense these days, especially for the reserves.

It looked like the starters had a bit of a regen day after the day off. Defender Jeff Parke was inactive for the drills I saw and appeared to be walking very gingerly due to a sprained ankle. Seems unlikely that he’s going to be able to play and coach Sigi Schmid the earliest he would train is likely Friday.

Other than that the guys seemed in good spirits. Fredy Montero got his green card and it appears a handful of other teammates could soon be joining him. On a unrelated note, Jimmy Gabriel and Alan Hinton talked to some media folk at training about Edson Buddle’s wonder goal. They said they practiced and used that ‘dip volley’ technique often in their careers and said it was no accident. So while some spectators might’ve been quick to call it a lucky shot, they weren’t buying it.

Anyways, to the shots:

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1. I didn’t get to see the yellow guys in drills. I wonder what kind of tactical work was done.

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2. Here the reserves take part in a spirited scrimmage. Fucito and Jaqua each had nice goals.

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3. Behind Tye Perdido and trainer Chris Cornish the starters take a break from some regen work.

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4. With Jeff Parke hobbled, Tyrone Marshall is ready to step in if he gets the call.

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