Players will begin reporting to the Sounders FC training headquarters later this week. Rockies, trialists and some returnees are expected to arrive at the Starfire Sports Complex beginning Thursday. Preparations for the 2011 MLS season will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25. The team will train at Starfire Sports Complex and conduct tests and meetings at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center before departing January 30 for Casa Grande, Arizona. Players and staff will return to Starfire from February 15-17. Another camp will be held in Bradenton, Florida from February 18-27. The regular season opens on March 15 with MLS First Kick 2011. Sounders FC hosts the L.A. Galaxy on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field in a match televised nationally by ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT. MLS First Kick 2011 is presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.
Sunday, January 23, 11:30 a.m./2:00 p.m. - Sounders FC Academy at Crossfire Premier, Lake Washington High School, Kirkland, Wash.Tuesday, January 25-Wednesday, January 26 - Preseason Training, Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, Wash.Thursday, January 27-Friday, January 28 - Preseason Training & Testing, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash.Saturday, January 29, 9 a.m.-Sunday, January 30 - Sounders FC Open Tryouts, Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, Wash.Sunday, January 30-Saturday, February 12 - Preseason Training, Casa Grande, ArizonaTuesday, February 15 - Thursday, February 17 - Preseason Training, Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila, Wash.Saturday, February 19-Saturday, February 26 - Preseason Training, IMG Soccer Academy, Bradenton, FloridaTuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. - MLS First Kick 2011, Sounders FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, Xbox Pitch at Qwest FieldSaturday, March 19, 4:30 p.m. - Sounders FC at New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
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Here is a list of preseason schedules for all the league's teams.