Seattle Sounders have been handed a big boost on the injury front with the imminent return to action for central defender Nouhou.Nouhou is expected to travel with the rest of the Seattle Sounders squad for the trip to face Minnesota United in an MLS game this weekend. Seattle Sounders would be the guests of Minnesota United in an MLS football clash billed to take place in Minnesota on Sunday.

Nouhou has been out of action due to injury for the better part of the last two months. His last game for Seattle Sounders was against Austin FC in the league in May though he has played for his national team during this period. Cameroon international Nouhou played 43 minutes for the Indomitable Lions during the international break in June.

While Nouhou is back from the adductor injury that made him miss several weeks of football for the Seattle Sounders, fellow Sounders centre back Shane O’Neill is not so lucky as he has failed to recover from hip injury in time to be part of the travelling party to Minnesota this weekend. O’Neill missed the 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, July 7 and will also miss the encounter with Minnesota United at the start of the new week.

On O’Neill, Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer told reporters that the centre back could play through the injury if he was asked but they have decided not to take any risk on the hip injury.

Seattle Sounders have been the best team in the MLS at the start of the 2021 and this is backed up by stats. They are unbeaten in the first 13 games of the present season winning eight matches in the process. Seattle Sounders have drawn just five games and they are on the longest unbeaten run in their history. Seattle Sounders lead the Supporters’ Shield race. In addition, Seattle Sounders and Peruvian striker Raul Ruidiazis the joint leading goalscorer with ten goals alongside LA Galaxy star Javier Hernandez.