SOUNDERS FC — OUT: M Shalrie Joseph (R knee sprain), M Steve Zakuani (adductor), GK Josh ford (R patella fracture). QUESTIONABLE: F/M Clint Dempsey (R hamstring strain), F Eddie Johnson (sports hernia), F Obafemi Martins (groin), D Djimi Traore (R knee injury).
FC DALLAS — OUT: D Ugo Ihemelu (concussion), F Eric Hassli (lower back strain), D London Woodberry (MCL strain), M Mauro Diaz (MCL strain), D George John (patella tendon strain). QUESTIONABLE – GK Raul Fernandez (hip flexor strain).
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Lot of interesting notes in the injury report. I had understood Shalrie Joseph‘s current injury as a calf and Clint Dempsey‘s as a shoulder. I’m not sure if those are outdated/inaccurate or still issues for them.
MLS teams, of course, are not required by the league to submit accurate reports, so these should always be taken with a grain of salt.
The Sounders themselves are becoming much more guarded with their injury information, as well.
Coach Sigi Schmid didn’t offer much on the expected availability and/or roles of Dempsey, Eddie Johnson or Obafemi Martins before the team flight Thursday, but said in the video above that some guys “in pain” made the trip. Djimi Traore is an unexpected name on the report, as I hadn’t been aware of his injury.
For those who missed it, Steve Zakuani suffered a setback after Sunday’s game, feeling pain in the area of the sports hernia surgery he had earlier this year.
Regarding Dallas, George John (a Shoreline native) and Mauro Diaz are the notable absences for Dallas.
Obafemi Martins apparently didn't travel to Dallas. RT @DVo206: Uhhhh just got to joeys and obafemi martins is here…
— Joshua Mayers (@joshuamayers) October 18, 2013