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Sounders FC Begins Voluntary Individual Workouts

May 18, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release

Joao Paulo of Seattle Sounders FC works out Monday
Joao Paulo of Seattle Sounders FC works out Monday
(Seattle Sounders FC, Credit: Sounders FC Communications)

SEATTLE, WASH. - After receiving approval from government officials and public health authorities in Washington State, Seattle Sounders FC players began voluntary individual workouts on Monday at Starfire Sports, with players safely conducting voluntary individual workouts on the club's outdoor training fields.

By allowing players, on a voluntary basis, back on the Starfire Sports training fields for individual workouts, the club is able to provide a controlled environment that ensures adherence to safety protocols and physical distancing measures for players and staff. This applies to all professional players within the club, including rostered Tacoma Defiance athletes.

The individual player workout protocol prohibits access to club indoor facilities including but not limited to locker rooms, team gyms, and team training rooms. Team gyms and training rooms may still only be accessed by players receiving post-operative and rehabilitation treatment, as directed by the club's Chief Medical Officer.

As announced by Major League Soccer on May 14, the moratorium for small group and team training sessions has been extended until June 1. Monday's voluntary individual player workouts represent the first activity of any kind for Sounders FC at Starfire Sports following the COVID-19-related shutdown that began on March 12.

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Joao Paulo of Seattle Sounders FC works out Monday
Joao Paulo of Seattle Sounders FC works out Monday

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