Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid suggests Obafemi Martins will be back from a slight knee injury next weekend.
The Nigerian striker missed last weekâ€™s CONCACAF Champions League semi-final first leg loss to Santos Laguna and is unavailable for the return bout in Mexico this week.
â€śHeâ€™ll be back early (this) week, and the availability for the New England game, weâ€™ll see once heâ€™s back. Weâ€™ll see how the treatment worked for him and how heâ€™s doing,â€ť said Schmid.
â€śYeah, things are going well. Thatâ€™s what he said. Last time he said it took a week to 10 days and then he was all right to play again, so weâ€™re hoping itâ€™ll be the same sort of thing.â€ť