There was no major news coming out of today's work. And part of that means that no one is whining about the unfairness of having to play Supporters Shield-winning LA, while three teams with lesser records are paired with lesser opponents.
"Excited," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said. "They're a team this season we obviously didn't enjoy any success against, but for us then it presents a great opportunity. But excited: excited for our fans. Beckham wasn't here when we played them the last time, so they get to see Beckham play. And a chance again to see Landon and those guys. But for us the exciting part is being in the playoffs."
The primary news involved health. Fredy Montero, Terry Boss and Jeff Parke were out or restricted today, but Schmid didn't indicate that any are necessarily out for Sunday.
"Monero, we're just being cautions today. We just wanted him to work a little bit," he said. "Boss we want to keep low. We'll look at him again on Thursday. He's feeling a lot better, so we just want to take the extra days right now this week. And Parke, he just did the whole (regeneration). He did what he was supposed to do. We just held him out of the 5-v-2 so nobody would kick a ball at his head of something."
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Beyond that, there were some interesting general topics addressed by Schmid and general