Here's a bit from Clint Dempsey today after his initial training session with the Sounders.
On how he's feeling after being held out yesterday: Feeling better. I had a little bit of a virus, but I'm recovering. So it felt good to get out training today and get a good sweat. Yeah, I look forward to Toronto.
On his first training session: It's my second training, but my first with the whole team. It was good to getin training and work on some things. The level was good. There's a lot of quality on this team. Just looking forward to getting to know the team better and helping the team do well. On if he's ready to play Saturday: Yeah. in some capacity. We'll have to see what that is. Obviously Sigi's the boss, so he'll have to make that decision. All I can do is just keep working and get as sharp as I can to make sure that I can be effective in games.
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On his possible role here: Some position in the attacking third, I would think. Like I said, Sigi's the boss and whatever he thinks is going to be best to suit the team, I'm all for it. We'll see what position I play in and try to make a difference when I'm on the field.
I'll be back with more later.