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February 9, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Osvaldo Alonso could miss six-to-eight weeks following successful groin surgery

The Sounders announced Saturday that midfielder Osvaldo Alonso had undergone right groin surgery. On Monday morning, when the team returned to Starfire Sports Complex for training for the first time in a week-and-a-half, coach Sigi Schmid revealed more of what that means for Alonso’s status for the beginning of the season. Schmid said that the surgery was…

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February 3, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Practice notes: Evaluating young center backs Damion Lowe, Jimmy Ockford

There isn’t a lot of mystery with the Sounders’ opening day lineup — especially when compared to this point last year, when player acquisitions were coming hard and fast. “We’ve gotten good work done,” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said from the team’s preseason camp in Southern California. “At this stage, we’re probably ahead of where…

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January 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Practice notes: Osvaldo Alonso misses another session with leg injury

Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso missed another training session Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila with what he confirmed is a groin injury. “He’s making progress,” Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. “He sees a specialist today because this is the doctor we wanted him to see. He sees him this afternoon, and after that we’ll have…

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January 24, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Notes from the practice field: Tyler Miller weighs options, Tyrone Mears shakes off the rust

Reports emerged last week indicating that goalkeeper Tyler Miller, Seattle’s second-round draft pick, had accepted a fourth-division contract to play in Germany. Given that the Sounders traded away the rights to Homegrown Player Sean Okoli to New England for the pick, it appeared Seattle had lost its gamble to convince the young ‘keeper to come…

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November 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Notes from the practice field: Story time with Sigi Schmid

“In the old days, in soccer, we fought a lot more than they do now.” Thus began Seattle coach Sigi Schmid’s post-practice press conference Wednesday morning at CenturyLink Field. “The first rule was, you found a teammate – hopefully a nice, strong teammate – and you went back to back so you wouldn’t get blindsided,” Schmid said. He…

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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…

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October 7, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Notes from the practice field: Discussing midfield options

Andy Rose scored three goals in two games in early-September, including the last-minute game-winner versus Real Salt Lake. He has started four of Seattle’s last 11 MLS matches and made appearances in all of them. But Micheal Azira took his place in the Sounders starting midfield for their two victories over Chivas USA and Colorado, providing…

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September 26, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Notes from the practice field: Home sweet home

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…

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