SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — OUT: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture); QUESTIONABLE: MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); PROBABLE: DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain)
NEW YORK RED BULLS — OUT: MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain); FW Jose Angulo (R knee sprain); DF Heath Pearce (R hamstring injury); DF Jan Gunnar Solli (R hamstring injury); PROBABLE: GK Ryan Meara (R hip injury)
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There are no changes from the Sounders’ midweek report, but we do know that Gspurning will travel. What his role will be wasn’t made known to us Thursday.
New York should have the full services of Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez and Markus Holgersson, who aren’t listed as they return from injury.
In a shocking move Friday, the Red Bulls will also have forward/midfielder Sebastien Le Toux available, as the former Sounder was acquired from Vancouver in a trade that sent midfielder Dane Richards and allocation money to the Whitecaps.