The Sounders have finished training for another day.
Highlights were the return from international duty of defender Adam Johansson (Sweden) and midfielder Mario Martinez (Honduras). Johansson said his return flight took 14-15 hours, but both players said they hope to play Saturday at Portland.
“We just wanted to go a little bit easier with them today,” coach Sigi Schmid said. “Mario’s travel was a little less strenuous, so he did a little bit more. But with Adam, he got in late last night: long travel trip. So we wanted him to get the warm-up in, get through the first part, and then just pulled him out. If he recovers well he’ll feel better tomorrow. He ought to be ready to go Saturday.”
Schmid also said that among his players returning from injury, Mauro Rosales appears to be a bit ahead of Christian Tiffert.
I’ll have more from the international players and from Schmid soon.