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Sounders must adapt to rainy home pitch

It rained Saturday when the Sounders defeated Real Salt Lake. As you can see from the short video above, it rained Tuesday as the Sounders returned to training at Starfire. As you locals can see by looking out the window, it's rainy again today. And as you Northwest veterans know, it could still be cold and rainy on the Fourth of July.

Considering rainy playing conditions are likely to be part of the Sounders' soccer lives from training camp to July and then again from September to the end of the season, I spoke with Londoner Steve Zakuani and coach Sigi Schmid about the implications of playing in various weather conditions -- especially the combination of rain and FieldTurf.

Here's the story.