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Tigres in Seattle: Rain and cold? No problem; Turf and Sounders fans? They'll adjust

Meanwhile, CCL opponent Tigres is at CenturyLink Field tonight for what we're hearing will be a short session. The club warmed up with the soccer-tennis shown in the picture, then went on to shooting drills, then a short-field game, and they concluded with penalty kicks.

Afterward, here's what Tigres midfielder Jonathan Bornstein said about the series shifting from Monterrey to Seattle.

"I think the biggest thing is the artificial surface," he said. "Sometimes we play in the rain there. Our weather in the winter time gets pretty cold also, so we’re pretty much used to the cold. I think the only factor will be the surface, and then the crowd is in favor of Seattle pretty much 100 percent. So I think that’s the change. But in terms of that, I think we can adjust. Both teams have to play on the field. Obviously, Seattle’s a bit more used to it, this being their home stadium. But I think we’ll be fine. We can adjust and we’ll have to do so on the fly."