Sounders fan Xander Bailey took part in a training session with the Sounders on Friday, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Bailey, who is from the Pennsylvania and West Virginia area, said he adopted the Sounders as his favorite club some seasons ago, partly because of their rave and blue colors.
“I’m very grateful for them having me here,” he said. “(I’m excited) to be here and have an opportunity to play with players like this, especially Dempsey and Yedlin, players that were on the national team. It’s been good. It’s pretty crazy. The level of play is way up there. Really good time up there. Very exciting. A wild experience.”
He also said his friends are excited for him, and maybe “a little jealous.”
The Sounders also seemed to enjoy the visit, too.