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Sounders coach Sigi Schmid was uncharacteristically blunt in his post-match news conference when explaining why he had chosen to go with Dylan Remick at left back instead of usual starter Joevin Jones for their 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

“I wanted more out of Joevin last week (against Houston) than I got,” Schmid said.

Following practice Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Schmid explained in greater depth what exactly he wants, though it remains unclear whether Remick or Jones will get the nod Saturday at Colorado.

“I think (Jones) has got a great set of tools,” Schmid said. “Sometimes I want to see him more aggressive when he’s one-on-one. When we played Houston, I thought he had some opportunities to go at (Jalil) Anibaba and he didn’t. I want to see him be more aggressive.”

Jones, who was acquired in the offseason from Chicago, started the first three matches of the campaign before going on international duty with Trinidad & Tobago. Remick was Seattle’s first-choice starter for most of 2015 before falling out of favor down the stretch.

Jones is the more attack-minded of the two, Remick more of a steady hand on defense.

“Joevin is extremely fast, and Dylan’s not slow, either,” Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei said this week. “The one thing they have in common is that they’re both good players, and it makes for a competition that is going to raise both their games and ultimately help the team. It’s fantastic. It’s exactly what we should want on the team.”

– Former Sounder Marco Pappa has been ruled out of Saturday’s match at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. He suffered a sprained medial-collateral ligament in his left knee during Colorado’s victory over the New York Red Bulls. The Guatemalan winger could miss four weeks.

Pappa, who was traded by the Sounders to the Rapids in December, has a goal and three assists in seven matches for his new team. He had nine goals and 11 assists in two seasons with the Sounders.

“I knew it was going to be a situation where he would get to play a pretty free role in their team,” Schmid said. ” … He was able to get a hold of that, scored a great volley goal early on and had some great assists.”

– An unfamiliar fixture towered over Wednesday’s practice session, reminiscent of the drone that had hovered over training in 2014. A tall, portable video stand will allow the staff a different vantage point than had previously been available.

“We finally were able to hire a video analyst,” Schmid said. “One of the objectives is that we wanted to start filming practices on a consistent basis. This is the start of that. It’s just a good thing for us to look at.”

– Clint Dempsey and Cristian Roldan left practice early, but their departures were planned. Roldan suffered an ankle injury during the Union win, and it sounds as though Dempsey is dealing more with general muscle tightness than anything more serious.