But there was other news as well.
Over the long haul, the most important might have been Hanauer's apparent readiness to shake up his roster -- and I'll put up a post on that in a few minutes.
However, there were also some other notes, including some generally good news on the injury situation:
* The Sounders reserves beat the Yakima Reds of the Premier Development League, 2-1. Roger Levesque scored both Seattle goals.
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* Pat Noonan (hamstring) played 30 minutes in the reserve game. If he responds well, he might be available Saturday at New York.
*Forward Nate Jaqua (lower abdomen) is expected to start training with the team this week.
*The quad injury suffered by midfielder Osvaldo Alonso on Saturday doesn’t appear as bad as the club originally feared – a one- or two-week injury, Schmid estimated.
* The Sounders are off Monday before returning to training Tuesday at Starfire.