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Sounders release 2021 preseason plans

Sounders cancel Southern California plans, add two preseason games against USL opponents.

Sounders FC Communications

UPDATE: The Sounders have canceled plans to travel to Southern California for the penultimate week of preseason and instead scheduled two additional matches against USL opponents to be played locally.

Updated preseason schedule

March 23: Tacoma Defiance

March 30: Portland Timbers

April 4: Phoenix Rising FC

April 10: San Diego Loyal SC

The Seattle Sounders will begin preseason training on Monday at Starfire Sports Complex where they’ll stay for about five weeks before spending one week in Southern California from April 6-11 and then return home ahead of their April 17 MLS regular-season opener, the team announced on Friday.

The Sounders currently have five matches scheduled, just one of which will be against a MLS opponent. The other four matches are against USL sides. They’ll play the Tacoma Defiance on March 25, the Portland Timbers on March 30, LA Galaxy II on April 7 and then a double-header against San Diego Loyal and LAGII on April 11.

Players began reporting to Starfire on Feb. 21, allowing them to complete a league-mandated seven-day quarantine prior to the start of training. As of now, there are 22 players on the active first-team roster and 13 more on the Defiance roster.


March 1- April 5: Training at Starfire Sports

April 6-11: Training camp in Los Angeles

April 12-16: Training at Starfire Sports

April 17: MLS Season Begins


March 25: Tacoma Defiance

March 30: Portland Timbers

April 7: LA Galaxy II

April 11: San Diego Loyal SC

April 11: LA Galaxy II


GOALKEEPERS (3): Stefan Cleveland, Stefan Frei, Spencer Richey

DEFENDERS (7): Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Xavier Arreaga, Jimmy Medranda, Nouhou, Shane O’Neill, Alex Roldan, Brad Smith

MIDFIELDERS (9): Josh Atencio, Jordy Delem, Ethan Dobbelaere, Shandon Hopeau, João Paulo, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe

FORWARDS (4): Will Bruin, Fredy Montero, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, Raúl Ruidíaz

PLAYERS ON LOAN (2): Jordan Morris (Swansea City), Trey Muse (San Diego Loyal SC)

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