The Sounders trained today at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila for the first time since Saturday, Sept. 13, for the first time since a road trip that took them to Philadelphia to New York to Dallas and back again.
“Whenever you’re on a long away trip, it takes its toll,” attacker Lamar Neagle said. “It feels like a preseason trip when you’re gone for two weeks. It’s nice to be home and we’re definitely glad to be back at CenturyLink.”
– Scott’s status still uncertain
Seattle defender Zach Scott had a scan Friday morning on the ankle he injured in Wednesday night’s 3-1 loss to FC Dallas. Scott had to be removed in the 36th minute of his 300th-career Sounders appearance after an aerial collision with FCD’s David Texeira.
“We’ll know more after (the scan),” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. “… We think it’s just jammed, just the way he came down on it after getting bumped in the air and landed on his heel. He’s got an ankle that’s arthritic as it is, so we think he just jammed it up.”
– Pappa joins Guatemalan boycott
Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa, whose four goals were a vital part of Guatemala’s runner-up finish at the Copa Centroamericana earlier this month, has joined the player boycott of the team’s remaining 2014 fixtures.
“From what I read, I think Carlos Ruiz is the head of it,” Schmid said. “They’re really trying to establish a Guatemalan Players’ Association and get those guys some rights or fair treatment or whatever they think they’re missing at this point. Marco is going to stand by his fellow national team players.”
– Apam update
New Sounders signing Onyekachi Apam still hasn’t joined the team, but “he should be here next week for training,” Schmid said.