Sounders attacker Lamar Neagle has revealed the source of inspiration behind his unselfish feed to Obafemi Martins for the second of Seattle’s four goals in Los Angeles last Wednesday.
“I did what I always do when I play FIFA, passing it right to the side of the goalie. It works every time,” Neagle said Sunday after training at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
“It was going to be a lot easier for him to make it than for me to try to bend it around Kennedy.”
Neagle hasn’t scored a league goal since June 6, but he said that wasn’t on his mind when he chose to dish the chance to Martins.
“I’m not thinking about that when I’m playing,” Neagle said. “I’m thinking about the best way to score goals as a team.”
– Dempsey, Yedlin earn extra day off
Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin continued their extended recuperation from the World Cup, as the pair were given an extra day off while the rest of the Sounders returned to training after a three-day layoff.
“We’re trying to incorporate that and keep our team going at the same time,” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. “We gave Clint a little break after the World Cup, and I think it was important to give him another one here.”
– Remick, Lowe back to full training
Sounders defenders Dylan Remick and Damien Lowe are back at full training, while Djimi Traore and Tristan Bowen were limited to warmups on Sunday.