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Sounders set five training games in Argentina

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Feb. 25, 2009 at 3:04 pm with No Comments »
February 25, 2009 3:04 pm

The Sounders have arrived in Buenos Aires and have set a tentative schedule of five 70-minute training games.

The first of those comes Friday morning (11 a.m. there, 5 a.m. here) at Estudiantes La Plata.

Here’s the rest of the schedule as provided by the Sounders:

On Saturday (10 a.m. PT) the opposition is CED, a squad comprised of local-based free agents.

Action resumes Monday at Vélez Sarsfield (4:30 A.M. PT) with a visit to Argentinos Juniors on Tuesday (4:30 A.M. PT). The final fixture will be either Wednesday or Thursday against River Plate. The Argentine clubs are expected to field a mixture of starters and reserves.

Joining practice for the first time were Michael Fucito, the fourth-round MLS SuperDraft pick out of Harvard (see blog post below), and invitee Evan Bush, a goalkeeper from the University of Akron.

Players present for the first day of training in Argentina:

Goalkeepers (3): Evan Bush, Chris Eylander, Kasey Keller

Defenders: Evan Brown, Taylor Graham, Patrick Ianni, Jared Karkas, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Zach Scott, Nathan Sturgis, Tyson Wahl

Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Sebastien Le Toux, Stephen King, Sanna Nyassi, Michael Fucito, Ryan Caugherty

Forwards: Jeff Clark, Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque, Fredy Montero, Steve Zakuani

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