The Sounders are off until returning to training on Monday. Coach Sigi Schmid said he hopes the players use the break as a time for physical and mental refreshment.
He also gave these injury updates:
Brad Evans (knee): There’s a little bit of swelling in it, but they feel pretty good that it’s not going to be something longterm. With a little bit of rest over this weekend with our time off, come Monday it should be very close to being ready to go or participating in the majority of practice.
Michael Gspurning (hip): When we decided not to push him in the Chelesea game we decided to make this a plateau period and to just run, do bike, just do strength and stuff like that now. … We’ll push him again on Monday, but we expect him to be ready to go against Colorado.
Cordell Cato (MCL) and Alex Caskey (hamstring): Doing all right. We just still wanted to go easy with them today, because there’s no reason to push them today. Caskey is feeling much better. Could have probably been pushed harder than he went today. Same thing with Cato, although he was pretty close to full in. We expect by Monday they should both be fine.
And regarding that three-day break?
“The guys who are injured might come in,” Schmid said. “There are certain guys who might come in and do something. Some guys will do something on their own. But we really want them to get away. So maybe it’s go out and play some tennis, or go swim in the lake, or do something different than just come practicing every day. It’s a little bit to free your mind as well.”