And that doesn't seem to surprise Sounders coach Sigi Schmid a bit.
"They’re sending everybody," Schmid said after his team completed training this morning. "They’re sending all their starters. The only guys who are missing are Quintero, who’s injured, and Figueroa who’s started a few games in the back who’s not coming up. But everybody else who’s started for them the last five-six games are all there. … Not surprising. This is an important game for them as well. It’s a serious moment, so they’re going to send their best squad as well."
Here's a (roughly) translated version of the story from Mileneo Online:
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Santos Laguna will leave this morning to the U.S., where on Wednesday night in Seattle to face Sounders at what will be the first leg of quarterfinals of the Champions League CONCACAF. On Monday the team trained hard for this commitment on the fields surrounding the Corona Stadium, where the search brought harrier team a good lead for the second leg, which will be held March 14 in Torreon. The harrier strategist tested yesterday with several lineups, what is certain is that cast all the meat on the grill.
In practice owners were training shots on goal, centers on the wings and foul shots, where the porters Oswaldo Sanchez and Miguel Becerra were stretched to the limit. Benjamin Galindo, coach of the squad lagoon, called most of the squad for the trip to the North American territory, as porters traveling Oswaldo Sanchez and Miguel Becerra, as defenses are Ivan "Augie" Estrada, Cesar Ibanez, Santiago Hoyos, Aaron Galindo, Luis Alberto Garcia, Felipe Baloy, Osmar Mares, Antonio Olvera. Media, Rodolfo Salinas, Marc Crosas, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Carlos Morales and Daniel Luduena. Front and Oribe Peralta, Christian Suarez, Herculez Gomez, Candido Ramirez and Carlos Ochoa. Indeed the youth front, Candido Ramirez is one of the squad for the trip and possibly see participation in this game against the Sounders. On his return after being with the Mexican Selections sub 20 and sub 22, the albiverde said, "I feel it was a good participation, privileges three games, won two and drew to 0-0, we did well, the team worked very well , he was giving rotation for us to play everyone, my participation was good, but it was in large part to the operation of the team, "he said. He said, "was suddenly not planned, the team was missing players from the 23 and we call the three that were under 20, tell us that we play, we had around participation and were given the opportunity to score a goal and what better than it was at that moment. " He said his experience in the United States National Team's tour will go over well, "yes it is a First Team A against which we play, play well, play in the U.S. and against teams that may be first A in Mexico, that serves me as a blank and ready to follow me, "he said. He said that at no time has lost ground after their good football moment that has given opportunity to show the first team of Santos Laguna and different selections. "I am calm, I talked to my family and all, I feel that I have worked well, we are doing things right, follow the same, nothing happens, all have supported us, nothing happens, feet firmly planted on earth ". While in his opinion, the game Wednesday in Seattle, will not be easy, "we played against a good team (Seattle), I have not had a chance to see them, but the talk is of a good team.