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March 15, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Blaise Nkufo not expected to start after incident in training

nkufo mug.jpgUPDATE 5:09 p.m. — KIRO 97.3 FM radio (which broadcasts all of the team’s matches) is reporting that Nkufo and the team have mutually parted ways.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m. — I just talked to a Sounders FC official who confirmed that Nkufo will not be starting, but denied there was an incident at training.

Sounders FC forward Blaise Nkufo is not expected to start in the MLS season opener tonight against the L.A. Galaxy after an incident in training recently, The Seattle Times has learned.

Details of the run-in aren’t exactly clear, but it is not injury related. The punishment is disciplinary and O’Brian White is expected to start in place of the designated player.

A message to Sounders FC regarding the issue wasn’t immediately returned. (UPDATE: see above)

More to come on this one.

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