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October 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Notes from the practice field: With a critical eye

In the immediate aftermath of Seattle’s 2-2 draw with L.A. on Sunday, one in which it fought from two goals down in the final 25 minutes, the Sounders were buzzing.

They dug into their mental reserves against a team that had its number in the past, keeping its narrow edge in the Supporters’ Shield standings ahead of the season-finale rematch at CenturyLink on Saturday.

The day off on Monday, however, allowed the Sounders to take a step back and look back on the game with a more critical eye.

“After the game and flying home yesterday, I think we all had a good feeling about the comeback and everything,” Sounders midfielder Brad Evans said. “Obviously, now we’ll look to the two goals and see what we can do different.”

Evans’ own misplaced header led to the Galaxy’s first, the kind of defensive miscue that has plagued Seattle throughout the stretch run. L.A.’s second came off a set piece, which Evans also identified as a point of emphasis this week.

“You’re excited after the game,” Evans said. “You think about, ‘Oh, we did this well and did this well. At the end of the day, it’s going to be about which team comes out and says, ‘We’ve got to do better in certain areas.’

“We’ve got to expect them to come out flying.”

– Ticket sales update

The Sounders have sold more than 54,000 tickets for Saturday’s match, the club announced Tuesday. That leaves roughly 13,000 to go to reach coach Sigi Schmid’s goal.

“We want to sell out the place,” Schmid said. “… It’s a game that means a lot, and it would be fantastic for our group.”

– Clean bill of health

Seattle got through the first leg of the L.A. home-and-home without any injury scares, Schmid said, and a full squad should be available Saturday.

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