From coach Sigi Schmid:
DEF Zach Scott will probably not go on injured reserve with a lower abdominal strain, as his injury doesn’t appear to be as bad as it could have been.
MID Osvaldo Alonso was at practice and is progressing reallly well. MID Brad Evans did the most in practice that he has done all week, so the team will wait until tomorrow to see how he feels.
MID Freddie Ljungberg is feeling much better and said that he will probably play Saturday if he has no headache. Ljungberg said “doctors have said that you can grow out of them [migraines] when you get older, and I’m waiting for that day.”
I asked Ljungberg about what he has to do and feel on the field to know that he’s good to play again. He said the problem with migraines is that after they are gone, “it’s almost like rebooting your brain. That sounds weird but you react on everything. Small things, like if you get a sweat drop on your nose, normally you don’t see it, but after a migraine you react to small things that you don’t normally do. Same thing with the ball. When it comes flying at you, the coordination goes a little bit, and that’s what I try to train for, to get the timing right with the ball.”
Evans said he feels ready to go after spraining an ankle at Dallas two games ago, and said the motivation of playing against his former team, Columbus, is a big factor in his feeling better.
Schmid was asked about adding more players with Taylor Graham and Chris Eylander on injured reserve. “It’s obviously something you look at, and if the right situation presents itself, we might,” Schmid said.