A couple of off-field issues came up with Sounders coach Sigi Schmid today:
On the MLS salary and compliance deadline Saturday: We’re trying to resolve all those issues sort of as we speak, so there are a lot of balls in the air right now just trying to get compliant and make sure we have got all that taken care of. We’re very close to all that, so there will be some announcement coming along the way.
On the club's players/union meeting yesterday and upcoming collective bargaining agreement negotiations: I’m not in that loop or on that side. It’s really a question for MLS. I think everybody hopes it doesn’t end in a situation that’s going to be bad for the players or the league. But they have a lot of time still to get things resolved, and hopefully everything will be resolved, but that’s above my pay grade.