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Sounders fill in blanks on Spain trip

We've generally known that the Sounders would begin their 2010 training with a week on local pitches, then head to Casa Grande, Ariz., and then on to Spain.

However, the club today filled in a little bit about that Spain trip:

With the opening match of its second season less than nine weeks away, preseason training is underway for the Seattle Sounders FC. The team will train daily through Friday at both the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila and the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.

The Sounders FC will travel to Arizona on February 3, with training in Casa Grande through February 11.

From Feb. 15 through Feb. 26, Seattle will train and compete in La Manga, Spain.

Sounders FC will face Norwegian champion Rosenborg BK in the opening Group A match at the La Manga Cup on Feb. 18.

Sounders FC will face either Denmark’s FC Norsjalland or Norway’s Stabak on Feb. 21.

The tournament concludes with crossover matches to determine final placement on Feb. 25 and 26.