Despite the lack of precipitation, it wasn’t a fun day on the sidelines. An absolutely freezing wind canceled out any sun breaks, but enough complaining. Sounders FC training was status quo at Starfire of Tuesday, I showed up when the team was doing fitness work.
There were the regular drills of possession work, small-side scrimmaging and finishing. Later on, after an 11v11 scrimmage, they worked on set pieces. Surely, you must be interested in the lineups in the full-field scrimmage so here goes:
Orange (starters): GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Jeff Parke, D Leo Gonzalez, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Brad Evans, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Steve Zakuani, F Blaise Nkufo, F Fredy Montero
Yellow/green (back-ups): GK Terry Boss, D Roger Levesque, D Zach Scott, D Patrick Ianni, D Tyson Wahl, M Lamar Neagle, M Servando Carrasco, M Erik Friberg, M Michael Tetteh, F David Estrada, F O’Brian White
Out (off to the side): F Nate Jaqua, F/M Pat Noonan, F/M Miguel Montano, F/M Mauro Rosales, D Taylor Graham
That will be the last time I can pass around lineups the day before a game, access becomes more limited obviously when the games count. Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday, the invitee at training last week (one that I indicated would only be around for a couple days) isn’t with the team anymore. Here are the pics:
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1. Here are the guys to the side of the 11v11. Notes of some of them below on the blog.
2. Time for some 11v11 work. The starters looked sharp and kept the pressure on.
3. Midfielder Erik Friberg slides in to tackle Brad Evans. Schmid with a good view of it.
4. Some set piece work. I’m guessing L.A. will test Seattle greatly in that aspect Tuesday.
5. Should be interesting to see how many from this group are around in a couple weeks.