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Schmid sees advantage to Sounders-Tacoma link

After yesterday's news about a possible Sounders affiliation with a possible USL Pro team in Tacoma, coach Sigi Schmid was asked today what it might mean to have that kind of association with so nearby a club.

His response:

Obviously having a USL team is a good place for us to get our reserve players, to get them quality minutes and allow them to continue to grow and continue to develop – especially as we move forward in the future with more homegrown players who aren’t maybe as ready as DeAndre (Yedlin) is, and need to take that intermediate step.