I mentioned this in a previous blog post, but it appears MLS injury reports are going to be less formal this year. You might notice the page on the league website hasn’t been updated this week (at least not the last time I checked).
Teams are apparently encouraged to offer updates in their game notes, which is a bit of a tedious process, but I’ll do my best to post them here the day before games. Midweek reports appear impossible with the new changes.
Here are the injury reports for Saturday’s game at CenturyLink Field:
Seattle Sounders FC: OUT — D Patrick Ianni (right foot fracture), D Andrew Duran (left ACL surgery). QUESTIONABLE — M Shalrie Joseph (right calf strain), D Adam Johansson (right knee sprain).
Montreal Impact: OUT — M Sinisa Ubiparipovic (calf), D Maxim Tissot (shoulder), D Nelson Rivas (knee).
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On another note, the Sounders have received a fourth-round pick in the 2014 MLS supplemental draft from San Jose in exchange for forward/midfielder Cordell Cato. There was a bit of confusion with Cato coming into this season and he has been training with the Earthquakes the past few weeks.
Cato became the youngest Sounder to record an assist last season (he was 19 when he set up a Fredy Montero goal at FC Dallas on May 9). The youth national for Trinidad & Tobago played eight MLS games last year for Seattle; he had a goal and four assists in 15 games in all competitions.