Seattle Sounders: 5 takeaways from second week of training camp

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CHESTER, PA – MAY 18: Sounders Head Coach Brian Schmetzer walks off the field after the first half during the game between the Seattle Sounders and Philadelphia Union on May 18, 2019 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

4. No room for complacency

Speaking of the second training session, it was described by Brian Schmetzer as energetic. While this is no surprise given that we’re talking about young athletes, it is still an excellent sign that they are all determined to make their mark with the Seattle Sounders.

Interestingly, the younger players won’t be able to take anything for granted or just enjoy the warm weather in California. Speaking to the Sounders’ in-house media team, Schmetzer said:

"“Their pre-requisites are they have to work hard, they have to work smart and if they do that they will be here. If they don’t, then we’ll ship them back home to Seattle.”"

This is important in terms of our earlier comment about learning to behave professionally. Schmetzer’s warning lets the youngsters know this includes being consistent and trying to be the best you can be each and every day.