The Sounders are off to Buenos Aires for 10 days of training tentatively scheduled to include four games against opponents yet to be announced.
The team returns on March 6 -- and it may really be The Team. Twenty-five players will be in Argentina, and the team needs to be roster-compliant by March 2: 20 senior players and four developmentals.
Here is a list of players training in Argentina (as provided by Sounders FC): Goalkeepers (3): Evan Bush, Chris Eylander, Kasey Keller; Defenders (10): Evan Brown, Taylor Graham, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Jared Karkas, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Zach Scott, Nathan Sturgis, Tyson Wahl; Midfielders (7): Osvaldo Alonso, Ryan Caugherty, Brad Evans, Michael Fucito, Stephen King, Sebastien Le Toux, Sanna Nyassi; Forwards (5): Jeff Clark, Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque, Fredy Montero, Steve Zakuani.
Once back from South America, Sounders FC will play a March 12 closed game against the Colorado Rapids at Qwest FIeld.
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The MLS season opens March 19 with Sounders FC hosting the New York Red Bulls -- as you may have heard.
Here's is the remaining preseason schedule as it now stands:
Friday, TBD — Argentina
Saturday, TBD — Argentina
Tuesday, TBD — Argentina
Thursday, March 5, TBD — Argentina
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:30 — Colorado Rapids; the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field (closed)
Upcoming Training Schedule, Feb. 25-March 11
The Sounders FC training schedule for the next week is as follows (subject to change):
Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Training in Buenos Aires, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26 – Training in Buenos Aires, 10 a.m.
Monday, March 2 – Training in Buenos Aires, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 4 – Training in Buenos Aires, 10 a.m.
Monday, March 9 – Training at Qwest Field, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 10– Training at Qwest Field, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 11– Training at Qwest Field, 10 a.m.