Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey talks to reporters during a training session in Seattle on Friday. Dempsey missed the end of Sounders’ run to the MLS Cup last season with an irregular heartbeat.
Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey talks to reporters during a training session in Seattle on Friday. Dempsey missed the end of Sounders’ run to the MLS Cup last season with an irregular heartbeat. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press
Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey talks to reporters during a training session in Seattle on Friday. Dempsey missed the end of Sounders’ run to the MLS Cup last season with an irregular heartbeat. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

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  • Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer: "It's nice to be home, but it is a long season."

    The road-heavy span is over. Seattle gets four of its next six matches at CenturyLink Field, starting Saturday against New England. And, of course, the MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC looms a week later in Seattle.