The Sounders beat the worst of the Texas heat with a morning session in Friso today, which ended shortly after noon. I have included some updates on specific topics in posts below. Here’s some of the general stuff left over from our interview with coach Sigi Schmid:
On the session: It’s good to get back at it and train. Yesterday was a long day with the flight, and getting here. We just did a little pool re-gen instead of getting on the field and knocking the ball around is a good thing. … Getting back on the field is something they want to do. This group is obviously disappointed in the performance on Saturday night. It doesn’t matter who played, they’re disappointed in the performance. And we’re looking at putting in a normal Seattle performance on Wednesday.
On health of the team: It’s doing better. (Gonzalo) Pineda definitely took a knock (Saturday at New York). I don’t know how that wasn’t a yellow card: It was a tackle from behind. So he’s the only one who wasn’t able to train today.
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