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Johnson "close to being ready" as Sounders depart

The Sounders are off the training pitch -- and this afternoon will be off to Mexico.

Before heading out, coach Sigi Schmid updated us on the health of the team he is taking to Santos Laguna for the CCL semifinal Tuesday.

"Eddie did more today, so we're going to check how he is, but the anticipation is we've got 48 hours, so he'll be closer to being ready. I don't know if that's start ready or sub ready, but we think he'll be close to being ready. Evans I hven't checked with yet, so don't know."

Schmid added that Evans went through the warmups with the team today, that Michael Gspurning trained, and that Obafemi Martins is expected back from medical parts unknown early next week.