The Sounders went through a shorter-than-normal practice today at Starfire, turning their attention to their US Open Cup match Wednesday at Portland.
Osvaldo Alonso is certainly out of the game with the abductor strain he suffered yesterday. Brad Evans will be off with the U.S. national team. Tyrone Marshall will be off with the Jamaican national team. Steve Zakuani hasn't been ruled out, but the vibe I got is that they'll rest him again, hoping to have his ankle fully recovered in time for Houston's visit July 11. And coach Sigi Schmid said he probably won't decide on his goalkeeper until tomorrow, when the team practices at PGE Park.