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Jennifer Dittrich
Sounders forced to make do without Rosales once again | MLSsoccer.com - http://www.mlssoccer.com/news...
Sounders forced to make do without Rosales once again | MLSsoccer.com
"In 2011, the Seattle Sounders’ season was derailed down the stretch when playmaker Mauro Rosales suffered a pair of knee injuries. Their 2012 season got off to a similar start when it was revealed that Rosales’ latest injury – diagnosed as a knee sprain – will keep him out of Friday's match against the Houston Dynamo (10 pm ET, NBC Sports Network), and possibly longer. Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed on Tuesday that the veteran will spend some time recovering. "We've just got to see how it responds," Schmid told reporters. "It could be a couple weeks; it could be a little more. We’ll have to see how it goes the next few days." The good news is that it is not the same injury that kept the Argentine out of the MLS Cup Playoffs last year. Rosales was in good spirits Tuesday, but did not train with the rest of the team and walked with a slight limp during a cold day at the Starfire Sports Complex." - Jennifer Dittrich from Bookmarklet
Balls. Well, at least I think we're a lot better positioned to react well to this sort of thing now than we were heading into the playoffs (particularly given that the best three teams had to play each other to get to the finale). Still, I thought the tackle that took him down was a very clear 'denial of goal scoring opportunity' example. Damn Salazar. - Jennifer Dittrich