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Schmid on Sounders' health and hair

The primary topic of the day was the health of the club, although one topic topped even that.

Coach SIGI SCHMID on:DeAndre Yedlin's new hair style: It works for him. I don’t think it would work for me.

The health of his club: I feel reasonably confident about the health of the team -- health and fitness of the team. There are some guys who are still lagging behind fitness wise. They’re looking to catch up there, but I feel OK with the health.

(Eddie Johnson) is all right. He’s trained all week, feels all right, no setbacks. So as of right now – knock on wood – everything’s OK. (Oba Martins) is getting better. He ran today, so we’ll see. I don’t know if Saturday is too soon for him at this stage, but he’s definitely made progress each day. He was doing some running and some ball work today, and he said he felt better than he did yesterday, yesterday he felt better than the day before, so we’ll continue that progress. … Burch was out there, Djimi was out there, Zakuani was out there – all of those guys, so we’ll make some determinations next.