He is here today. I think he may see some second half time.
Should be a good matchup.
Both teams are warming up right now.
The teams will be playing 2 45 minute periods and a 30 minute period.
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No, TheTrialist is still anonymous.
Hope to be able to name him by the start of next week.
Former Sounders FC Presidents/CEO Tod Leiweke is on hand to watch the match today.
I don't have time to get to every question - I try to get to as many as I can and don't always answer repeat questions. March 1st is the hard date for roster compliance. You must be cap compliant on that date. You can add players after that date, but from that point forward you must be compliant with the budget and 30-man roster.
One change to the Chicago lineup - Diego Chaves is in for Patrick Nyarko.
We are under way with Seattle taking the kickoff for the first period.
1: Leo Gonzalez sends a long pass for Blaise Nkufo, but it is defended away.
2: Chicago puts a run together, but can't get a good shot out of it, as Purari makes a touch-attempt that goes wide for a goal kick.
3: Great effort by Jeff Parke to slide in on a ball at midfield, but Chicago regains possession.
4: Blaise Nkufo gets forward for a ball, but is flagged offside.
4: Good throw by Brad Evans to lead Steve Zakuani up the left side. He rolls it to Fredy Montero at the top of the box, but the defense converges on him and takes it away.
5: Chicago gets a shot from the top of the box, but it goes wide for a goal kick.
Just a momentary run forward for Parke.
Getting closer each day. There is still just over 2 weeks before first kick and I would imagine they will be ready to go.
Many of these questions will be answered by Sigi Schmid in the post-game comments ... stay tuned.
I only know what has been put out in the press releases, so I would defer to those.
I don't know that anyone is "guaranteed" to be on the roster.
That's a question for New England.
they had moments of great possession. The thing they did today that they struggled with earlier is they limited their mistakes at the other end of the field.
70-75 has been about the peak so far.
Thank you guys again for following along. Always enjoy the questions. Great win and we are coming home.