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Schmid updates on Cooper and Alonso

Veteran forward Kenny Cooper wasn't at Sounders training today, while All-Star midfielder Osvaldo Alonso continued to do running/jogging work off to the side.

Here's coach Sigi Schmid's updates on each:

On Cooper: "He was missing today. It was an excused absence, so we’re OK."

On Alonso: "Getting better. Working hard. We don’t want to push him too quickly, but we’re hoping that early next week we’ll have him into training – into some parts of training for sure."