Category: Seattle Sounders

Sounders Practice Notes [10-13-18]

I wasn't going to write anything up today (recovering from yesterday's chaos), but looking at the schedule, this is the last Sounders practice before they take off for Orlando. So, it's probably a good time for an update. Those players who had been on the shelf with injuries continue to make their way back. Harry ...

Sounders Practice Notes [10-09-18]

In what should be a surprise to no one, less than 18 hours after trouncing the Houston Dynamo 4-1, there wasn't a first-teamer who saw the field last night to be found on the training pitch this afternoon. A regen day for the starters will be followed by a couple of precious off-days for the team, ...

Sounders Practice Notes [10-06-18]

A quick update today for everyone. The most pressing question right now is how the international absences will affect the team. The international break technically starts Monday, but players are likely starting to be released with the end of the games this weekend. Of course, this presents a problem for the Sounders who play on ...

Sounders Practice Notes [10-05-18]: Fall is Here

The change of the calendar to October has brought the usual rain and cold, as the Sounders resumed practice ahead of the oddly scheduled match with Houston this Monday. There were a couple of bits of good news ahead of the game. First, a Sounders spokesman confirmed that there will be no (American) football lines ...

Sounders Practice Notes [09-26-18]

The Seattle Sounders returned to training today for the first time since their loss on Sunday to the Los Angeles Galaxy. If there were any lingering effects from the two-loss week falling the nine-game winning streak, they weren't visible. Perhaps the visit from Saturday's honorary captain, Emmanuel, helped brighten their spirits. Emmanuel is from the ...

Sounders Practice Notes [09-21-18]: Silver Linings

The Sounders returned to the training field for the first time after Wednesday's disappointing loss to Philadelphia. Most of the starters remained inside as it typical for a practice two days after a game. However, there were a couple of pieces of good news. First, Chad Marshall was training off to the side this morning, ...

Sounders Practice Notes [09-18-18]: The Gang Welcomes Philadelphia

A three-game week means the Sounders were out preparing for the game against Philadelphia tomorrow. For probably the first time all year (I'm sure someone will correct me), the Sounders had every available healthy player out at training. Only Jordan Morris and Felix Chenkam were not involved, and even they were out at training working ...

Sounders Practice Notes [09-17-18]: Homecoming

A light practice today, as the Sounders began to prepare for Wednesday's game versus Philadelphia. The actual session went about as long as usual, but the participants were limited, as the entire starting lineup from Saturday's big win in Vancouver trained inside. Of those who were outside, the return of Roman Torres was probably the ...

Sounders 2 Are in the Market for a New Name, But What About a New Division?

The Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Rainiers announced on Tuesday their new rebranding campaign for the Sounders 2,  which will culminate with a new name (and eventually redesigned colors and badge) for the USL side. Originally, the Sounders and Rainiers partnered up for a move to Tacoma in 2020, but circumstances (cough) led to that relationship being consummated ...

Sounders Practice Notes [09-13-18]: Anniversary

Today saw the return of the remaining Sounders who were on international duty, as both Christian Roldan and Gustav Svensson returned to the training pitch. Both slotted in seamlessly, though Svensson took things easier than Roldan, as he had a much longer trip from Europe. Svensson said that while he took it easy today, he ...

Sounders Practice Notes [9-11-18]: Break’s Over

The first international break since the World Cup concludes today, but the Sounders are hard at work as they prepare for this weekend's game versus the Vancouver Whitecaps. Players on international duty are already returning, highlighted by Nicholas Lodeiro, who was full in training today. Lodeiro's return wasn't particularly shocking, since his Uruguay team had ...

Sounders Practice Notes [08-22-18]

Amidst the heat and terrible weather conditions, the Sounders continued their preparations for the big derby match versus the Portland Timbers on Sunday.  The health of the team, in light of the continuing poor air conditions, continues to be a point of discussion. Christian Roldan said the team is suffering some effects from the air conditions, ...

Sounders Practice Notes [08-09-18]: Closing Windows

Lots of news today, but I did have time to head down to Starfire to catch Sounders' practice. Last night was the close of the transfer window for the summer. And while the Sounders left some room for a last-minute move, in the end, the window closed without any other additions. Sounders GM/President of Soccer ...

With Reports of Multiple Incoming Foreign Players, Sounders Aren’t Concerned About International Slots

Note: I recently started a Patreon for those who want to help support/expand my writing content. Whatever you'd like to contribute is greatly appreciated! End plug. Become a Patron: The Seattle Sounders appear set to be one of the busier teams ahead of next week's Transfer Deadline. With one big signing already confirmed, and reports ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-27-18]

It was back to the practice field, as the Sounders have a short turnaround in this three-game week. Today was mostly a regeneration session, as the starters from Wednesdays' 1-0 victory over San Jose weren't involved in full training. One bit of good news: Chad Marshall, who was unavailable for selection for the game on ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-24-18]

It was a blazing-hot day out at Starfire, as the team got in their final practice before traveling down to San Jose for their game tomorrow versus the Earthquakes. Much like yesterday, the focus was on making sure the team takes advantage of a struggle San Jose side, who is last in the Western Conference, ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-23-18]: Cautious

A fairly light training session today, as the majority of the starters from Saturday's victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps did some light jogging while watching the reserves practice. With a short turnaround before the next game versus San Jose Wednesday, coaches focused on regeneration. The word after practice today was cautious. As in, while the ...

Waiver of Magnus Wolff Eikrem Won’t Impact Seattle Sounders’ Salary Budget Flexibility

The waiver of Magnus Wolff Eikrem ended a short tenure with the Sounders that never ended up being a good fit. Aside a promising start in the Concacaf Champions' League, the player never got consistent playing time, even with the Sounders decimated by injuries this spring. As it was apparent the Sounders did not see a ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-20-18]: Departure

The late-night news that the Sounders were going to waive Magnus Wolff Eikrem certainly came as a bit of surprise to Sounders fans. Though frankly, it probably shouldn't have. His appearances this season were limited, even when the team was decimated by injuries. He was left off the 18-man squad versus Atlanta United, and at the ...

Sounders Practice Notes [07-17-18]: Schmetzer Jabs

Back from a 5/9 (shameless plug) point road trip, the Sounders got back out on the practice field to prepare for a Cascadia clash with Vancouver this weekend. While the team is happy to get back home on an undefeated streak, they know that a win this weekend is absolutely necessary. Designated Player Raúl Ruidíaz was ...

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