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Sounders will practice in Texas today

The Sounders are scheduled to train in Frisco, Texas, at noon local time, 10 a.m. PT.

I'm planning to be there and expect to have some final words from coach Sigi Schmid in advance of their playoff opener at 6 p.m. Sunday at Toyota Stadium.

Until then, here's my story from today's paper, listing some of the advantages the Sounders will take into the series as rewards for earning top seeding during the regular season, and a reminder about MLS using road goals as the first tie-breaker this postseason.