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Marshall explains auto accident, back injury

Central defender Chad Marshall returned to the Sounders last night after missing two games — both losses — due to a back injury following an auto accident.

In the winning locker room last night, Marshall provided some of the details of what had happened:

On the accident: “I was coming home from the team barbeque, I was taking Brad Evans home, going up Market Street. I think the guy in front of me stops pretty quickly because they guy in front of him was trying to parallel park, SO then I stopped. The girl behind me almost hit me. She stopped just in time, but the guy behind her hit her into me. I saw her almost hit us, and then I think I kind of relaxed, and she hit us. Like 20 minutes later I started noticing in my neck that it was sore. Then obviously two mornings later my back went into spasm. And now we’re here.”

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Schmid updates Yedlin status for Sunday, beyond; roster healthier for 3 games in 7 days

Here’s what Sounders coach Sigi Schmid had to say today about the apparent transfer of right back DeAndre Yedlin to Tottenham Hotspur:

The understanding is that DeAndre will be with us through the end of the season, which is a good thing. It keeps our team intact. And I think for him the opportunity to go to a club like that is fantastic. It’s just a matter of it at the end of the day being the best situation for him, and staying here a little while longer I think just helps prepare him for that opportunity

On whether

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Sounders Chad Marshall out of All-Star Game

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid gave these updates on his team’s health on the eve of the 7:30 p.m. Saturday match at San Jose:

“Marshall and Lamar, it doesn’t look like it for them. But Evans, Leo and everybody else is fine.”

On if the back injury could also keep Chad Marshall out of the MLS All-Star Game next week: I’ve already texted (All-Star coach Caleb Porter), and (sporting director Chris Henderson) has called the league and said he’s not going to be playing in an All-Star game.


Health updates: Marshall, Evans sound doubtful, but Evans and Gonzalez back

The Sounders have completed Thursday training at Starfire, and their next training session on Friday will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, site of their Saturday night match with the San Jose Earthquakes.

After training, coach Sigi Schmid had this update on the health of this club:

“(Chad Marshall’s back has) gotten better. Not significant enough yet, but it’s one of those things where he could wake up (Friday) morning and feel great. And so he feels better than he has felt, but we’re taking it day by day. If the game was today he couldn’t have

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Marshall absence hurt, “We hope it’s not long term”

Here’s coach Sigi Schmid on the absence of central defender Chad Marshall:

“It certainly hurt us. Chad got rear-ended on Saturday, so that’s why we held him out of practice on Sunday. He was feeling better, sneezed this morning and his whole back spasmed on him so he couldn’t play. Chad’s a big part of our defense. Dylan Remick hasn’t played in a long time, so it was a big game for him coming back into this game. It made it a little bit harder.”

On the prognosis: “We’re hoping. He’s going to see somebody tomorrow, so we’re going to

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Sounders end training for LA, maybe Schmid’s 200th win

The Sounders have concluded training for their 7 p.m. Monday home match with the LA Galaxy.

There wasn’t much new on the injury front: Brad Evans and Marcus Hahnemann out. Djimi Traore and Leo Gonzalez uncertain by not ruled out. Dylan Remick and Andy Rose probably available.

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid is going for his 200th MLS win, and he was asked about that.

“It’s not something that I consciously think about,” he said. “But it’s just a reflection that I’ve been blessed by having a lot of good players play for me, and good players make it easier to

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Personnel updates mostly upbeat as LA nears

Clint Dempsey signs for young fans at Starfire Sports Complex.
Clint Dempsey signs for young fans at Starfire Sports Complex.

Here are some personnel updates from coach Sigi Schmid after Saturday training for their Monday night home match against Los Angeles:

On the training session: Good. Obviously It’s a long wait from our last game on Saturday to our next game on Monday, but I thought the guys have put in a good week of training and we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish. We’ve got a ton of games coming up in the next month to 10 days and it was good to get some training in.

On health improvements: Evans is getting better. Rose trained all out again today, so there wasn’t an issue. Leo was in full training today. Djimi had a little bit of a setback, but we think it was very minor so he should be all right as well. Eveybody’s making progress forward. Remick trained fully as well.

On which of those could be available for the Galaxy: All of them with the exception of maybe Evans.
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Schmid updates wet practice, health, newcomer

A few hardy fans take in Sounders training on rainy Tukwila morning.
A few fans take in Sounders training on rainy Tukwila morning.

The Sounders trained in a lot of rain this morning at Starfire in Tukwila. Here’s some of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say afterward:

On training in the rain: Obviously it affects things, but we went ahead with the plan that we had set today. I think we got a good workout in with the first-team group and we were able to get some gametime in with the reserve group. We accomplished what we wanted to do. It would have been nicer without the rain, but I think the rain’s good. The rain’s good for our state right now, especially with the fires. If the rains cane help with that, that would be tremendous.

On the work for reserve players: It was a good competitive training where we could play some 11v11, and as a result of that we could see Djimi back there, and his confidence is growing. Andy Rose today trained as well. We saw Aaron Long play as a center back today when we did the 11v11, which is a position we want to look at him at, as well as midfield. I know he played midfield in college, but he also played some center back, and that versatility is what interested us in him.

General health updates: It’s great with Djimi coming back. Leo got minutes today as well. Dylan was about to train as a neutral today. That just helps us. It makes us Read more »