The STATE of Soccer in WASHINGTON
TUKWILA, Wash.— The fog still hovers over the Emerald City but the bright color of Rave Green cut through some of the dull haze on Monday January 21 as Seattle Sounders FC opened their 2013 MLS training camp at Starfire Sports Complex.
Rick Morrison was at training and shares the photos below as well as a gallery at Facebook.com/goalWA.
“I’ve always been a coach that when we start practicing I don’t believe in going crazy the first four or five days because I think that’s when a lot of injuries happen because players are anxious and eager and enthusiastic if you do too much too early,” Seattle head coach Sigi Schmid explained of his training rationale. “It’s to play a little bit bigger. We split them into two groups so we could see people. We had our guys do a little bit of running, build up the fitness on that stage, and there will be more of that this week. We’ll weight train, as well, on Wednesday. We’ll get a chance and we’ll play a little bit of 11-v-11, mainly with the trialists and some of our guys involved, as well. And we’ll do our testing at the end of the week at VMAC, so that’s our plan. It’s a one day a week type of thing. When we got to Casa Grande next week that’s when we really go into fitness and go into twice a week and really push that aspect.”
SounderatHeart.com reports from day one of camp here.