The Sounders have concluded their final training session before their Community Shield match tomorrow night at CenturyLink.
The biggest news involved the club's health, as Steve Zakuani and Eddie Johnson were both active and impressive today.
"(Zakuani) has been without (restriction)," Schmid said. "We sort of had him on a modified program where he was all-in one day, off the next day. Now he's at a situation where it's sort of up to him how he feels. He's pretty much been all-in for a number of days now. Today we held him out at the very end. It's still a process, he's still working forward, but it's a lot of process that he's made."
"(Johnson) was almost too active for me. He was running around a lot more that I expected. He said it feels all right. He goes, 'It's a little sore,' but he goes, 'It's like a workout try of sore rather than an injury type of sore.' He felt pretty good. ... He's pretty composed, and he's got a good touch in front of goal."
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The bad news involved second-year reserve keeper Josh Ford (knee), who coach Sigi Schmid said will be shut down for six to eight weeks.