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Sigi notes Graham, Estrada in 11-v-11 work

As mentioned below, the Sounders did their first 11-v-11 full-field scrimmage today.

There were no goals, but coach Sigi Schmid said he was generally pleased with what he saw.

"For the first day out it was good," he said. "There were a couple of mis-timed tackles. We got a few shins bruised because we had a couple of guy had bad first touches so they decided to kick the opponent instead of kicking themselves. It was good. The energy level was good. You expect that. You’ve got to get that first one out of the way, get all that adrenaline out of their system. But I thought there was good movement, good energy. I thought the defense played very well. A couple of guys are coming off injuries. Like Taylor Graham, I thought had a good scrimmage today, did very well defensively. I was happy with the young guys. I thought (David) Estrada was good and busy and active and kept possession for his team, which is what we were looking for, so I was pleased."