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October 28, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Notes from the practice field: A wary eye on the November qualifiers

The United States men’s national team plays a pair of friendlies in November: One against Colombia in London on the 14th and another against Ireland in Dublin four days later.

And though the international break is squeezed in between the Western Conference semifinals and finals, Seattle coach Sigi Schmid confirmed Tuesday that a few Sounders were on the preliminary USMNT squad.

“We have an ongoing dialogue” with the federation, Schmid said.

“I think (USMNT coach) Jurgen (Klinsmann) is going to look at who’s still in the playoffs.”

Evans, Marshall limited: Sounders midfielder Brad Evans went through warm-ups and the first part of training today. Defender Chad Marshall, who Schmid said has a sore neck after an aerial collision late in Seattle’s 2-0 victory over Los Angeles last weekend, was also limited.

No repercussions from scrum — yet: Schmid said the team had yet to hear from the league offices about any fall-out from the second-half scrum during Saturday’s match, when players from both teams engaged in pushing and shoving after Clint Dempsey took an ugly tumble to the turf. “(We’re) always concerned, but so far we haven’t heard anything,” Schmid said.

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