SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L knee ACL surgery); QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture); PROBABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (head injury); MF Andy Rose (rib fracture); MF Mauro Rosales (R quad strain); MF Christian Tiffert (R ankle sprain)
PORTLAND TIMBERS — OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery); PROBABLE: MF Freddie Braun (abdominal strain); DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste (L hamstring strain)
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The list has grown a little bit for Seattle. The big question marks are Rosales and Tiffert, who were working off to the side at the end of Friday’s practice.
Coach Sigi Schmid said determinations of their availability wouldn’t come until late Friday or even up until game time. Perhaps their designation as “probable” is a positive sign.
Otherwise, I expect things to be pretty similar. Alonso and Rose should be good to go. I wouldn’t think Weber or Estrada will be involved.
Portland should be close to full strength, though left back Steven Smith is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.