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Sounders off before resuming busy MLS run

The Sounders get a rare off day today before returning to training Monday in advance of the second week of this busiest stretch of MLS season that has them playing five games in 14 days.

The final two are coming up quickly: a home match against the San Jose Earthquakes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and a visit to Portland at 2 p.m. Sunday (a week from today).

With his red-card suspension serves, forward Obafemi Martins is eligible to return to those games, but the status of the hamstring injuries to Marco Pappa and Brad Evans is unclear for now. Maybe an update Monday.