As to the extent of their involvement, however, Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer was less forthcoming.
TORONTO — Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, who is dealing with a knee strain, and defender Brad Evans, who has a sprained ankle, “will be involved” in Saturday’s MLS Cup final against Toronto FC at BMO Field. As to the extent of their involvement, however, Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer was less forthcoming.
“That,” Schmetzer said, “I can’t tell you.”
There was a scary moment midway through the training session, when Oalex Anderson went down holding his knee, eventually getting carried off by team trainers. The 21-year-old winger was unlikely to feature on Saturday night, but the injury looked like it could pose a longer-term concern.
“That one was not a good one,” Schmetzer said. “I’ll have to double-check with the medical staff, but I feel bad for that kid.”
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Anderson’s injury aside, Sounders practice was otherwise a mostly light-hearted affair, players soaking in the sun that helped offset the chilly wind coming in off Lake Ontario.
“They love playing,” Schmetzer said. “It’s a bunch of guys that know that it was the last training session of the year. I encouraged them to have fun today.”
More updates to follow from Toronto.