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Category: Practice notes
August 15, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Notes from the practice field: Altitude adjustment

SALT LAKE CITY — Little about this trip is straightforward for the Sounders as they prepare for Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake. There’s the quick turnaround from Wednesday night’s 6-0 cup semifinal victory over Chicago, the Saturday brunch kickoff time and the complications that always come with playing at altitude. And don’t even mention the lack of…

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August 9, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Notes from the practice field: Sounders back line nears full strength

The Sounders back line may finally be nearing full strength. Djimi Traore, whose last league appearance came on May 24 against Vancouver, participated in full training this week. Chad Marshall, who has missed the past two matches with back spasms, also looks set to return Sunday night when the Sounders host Houston at CenturyLink Field. “Chad has…

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August 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

All-Star Week: Yedlin talks rumors and other training notes

DeAndre Yedlin has a simple strategy for avoiding the rumors that have been a constant swirl since the World Cup. “Stay away from social media,” Yedlin said. “That’s the biggest thing. “I talk to my agent, I talk to my coaches. That’s really all the information I need to know.” The young defender has been linked with moves…

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July 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Notes from the practice field: Marcus Hahnemann flies with the Blue Angels

A full notebook is coming in Friday’s paper, but here are a few bonus points from Thursday’s Sounders training at Starfire: – Hahnemann the Blue Angel: In case the sound of the sky being torn apart above the city wasn’t enough to clue you in, the Blue Angels are in town. And Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann…

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May 2, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Sigi Schmid talks defense, Copa America and managing Osvaldo Alonso through pain

Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid met briefly with reporters after Friday’s practice, his last interview with media before Saturday’s home game against the Philadelphia Union. The session was very short, just quickly covering Seattle’s defense seeking its first shutout since Week 3, the 2016 Copa American coming to the U.S. and managing star midfielder Osvaldo Alonso,…

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