The main portion of Sounders training today was a reserve game against the PDL Kitsap Pumas of the Premier Development League.
Here’s coach Sigi Schmid talking about that, a Sounders 4-0 win:
“It’s always good when you see people score goals. So Roger (Levesque) in the last couple of reserve games, obviously he got the goal against Boca, he got two here today. The reserve game before he got another one as well. So he is starting to score goals, which he wasn’t doing early on so that was good. I though David Estrada had some good moments. I thought Michael Seamon played well again. I thought (Nathan) Sturgis was good. Taylor (Graham) organized us in the back well. Sanna (Nyassi) had some good moments also. From that standpoint, it’s good. But what I really like most of all is they came out, especially in the first half where they dominated the game, they came out with a really good spirit. They came out with a really good team attitude and work rate.”
However, the most significant news was Schmid’s injury update, which indicates that forward Nate Jaqua won’t be available until after the World Cup break … meaning its up to the existing personnel to pump some life into this offense in the coming homestand against New England and D.C.
“They still got to do a lot of hard work before they come back in. I think you could even see the rust on Jeff Parke and maybe the rust contributed a little bit. But, at the end of the day, I’m not really counting on Jaqua until after the break, and with Vagenas we’ve got to see the same thing. I think we have enough people, we have enough personnel, and we have enough quality. It’s just a matter of our execution and just playing with a good spirit.”