The Sounders return today from their 2-1 win at Chicago before returning to training tomorrow for their Wednesday match against the Los Angeles Galaxy at CenturyLink Field.
Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say about this busy part of the MLS schedule:
On the fitness of the players facing LA on Wednesday:
“Obviously we have some tired bodies in there today, so we’ll see who can get back out there in our next game on Wednesday. It was good to see Adam [Johansson] go 90 minutes, he said he felt good. Mauro [Rosales], no issues with his knee, it was an early tackle by Segares-he nailed him in the ankle, so he’s got a pretty good bruise there.”
On facing LA in the next game:
“We want to win; we want to get three in a row at home. We always want to win at home. We want to measure ourselves against Los Angeles; they are the defending MLS Cup champions. They have all the star power. They have Keane, Beckham, Donovan; they have a good quality team. But our team has quality as well. It’s going to be a great match on Wednesday and we’re looking forward to seeing all of our fans.”
On getting the team’s first win to start off this stretch of games:
“It’s important because you want to get the points wherever you can get them. Getting the points early in the season is as important as getting them late so you don’t have added pressure on yourselves. But certainly it’s our second game away from home and we’re undefeated away from home now with a win and a tie, and that’s something we’re very happy about.”