Seattle Sounders have more options for the upcoming game against San Jose with defender Roman Torres back in training for the team. Nicolas Lodeiro is also likely to be available considering that his lower back injury could be solved by the use of painkillers. These options are very important for manager Brian Schmetzer following the two disappointing results since beating New York Red Bulls. Seattle have been unable to score in the last two games – against Dallas and DC United – and they have only picked up only one point from these matches. As a result, the team has slipped down the table.
“It has been frustrating to just sit and watch the games from the outside, unable to help, to motivate. Being the leader I’ve always strived to be, it has been hard for me to be away from the field whenever my teams go through difficulties and even more when it’s on the defensive end,” said Torres. “If we can give him (Lodeiro) enough legal painkillers, he will play. He’s a big part of this team,” said Schmetzer.