Today the Sounders held their first training of 2012 at their home practice facility, the Starfire Sports complex in Tukwila. The first few sessions had been moved to the Seahawks’ indoor field at VMAC in Renton due to the inclement weather.
I wasn’t able to get out to Starfire in time for the first session when the rookies and trialists practiced (paying work got in the way!). But I made it out there to catch some of the starters and veterans playing 7v7 on a shortened pitch. They followed that up with some grueling looking sprints to finish off the session.
It was great to see everyone out there, both new and old faces, including Steve Zakuani who participated in the full session.
I don’t know how often I’ll be able to break away to catch a training, but hopefully I’ll get a few more opportunities before the season begins. (Especially if other folks like them!)