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Rosales will be on 18-man roster vs. San Jose

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm with 4 Comments »
October 14, 2011 1:09 pm

The Sounders have concluded training at Starfire today. Afterward, coach Sigi Schmid gave a medical update heading into the Saturday night game against San Jose.

On Mauro Rosales: He got through OK. He was fine today. He’ll be in our 18 tomorrow.

On Jeff Parke: I’ll still hold off a little bit. He got through everything today except for heading. So we still want to give him a couple of more games. He’ll work hard tomorrow before the game, but we’ve got to hold him another game.

After tomorrow, the Sounders host Monterrey in Champions League on Tuesday and end the MLS regular season at Chivas USA on the 22nd. Then it’s on to the playoffs.

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  1. exSlacker says:

    Don – what do you know about Samir Badr training with Seattle this week? Is it just a matter of having another quality player in camp while the opportunity exists, or are the Sounders taking a good look at him? It seems like interesting timing to have him show up right before the Keller farewell.

  2. exSlacker says:

    As a follow up, is a US player who played nationally for the US at the U-20 (and U-17 and U-15) level who then plays in Europe (FC Porto in the case of Badr) subject to the allocation order, or is that only for players capped with the Men’s Nat’l team?

  3. derekyoung says:

    Exslacker, could be wrong, but I believe anyone capped at any level is considered in the “national team pool.” Ochoa, for example, has not played for the Senior team but was capped U-23 and U-20 I believe.

  4. Don Ruiz says:

    The Sounders bring in so many non-roster players for work that it’s hard to tell who’s a trailist and who’s just training. Samir Badr has an interesting resume, but I haven’t heard anything specific from the club on plans for him. And I believe DY is right on the allocation situation, but I’ll try to check with more certainty.

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