Today's Reserve game (11AM at Starfire) in the Seattle rain will feature the strongest MLS Reserve squad at the half way point of their season. The Sounders are 5-0-0 with a +7 goal differential and face the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserve side that is winless in three played with a -7 goal differential. Ezra Hendrickson's work with Reserves has had 4 players earn their way not just into the 18, but into the starting XI for the senior team. Two others have used strong Reserve play to pop into the 18 just this past match. Pat Noonan is discovering new roles (CAM, Captain) on the team, and Miguel Montano continues to mature out on the left wing and at forward.
Into this highly competitive internal environment Seattle drops two trialists. Cillian Sheridan (#M551) should get a longer look today as he hasn't just flown halfway around the world. Myron Samuel could get long time as well. It is unlikely that the Academy players will get a run as they played two in California over the weekend. This gamethread will also have the tools form for those that see Sheridan and Samuel to offer quick input of the skills they see.