Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid suggests Obafemi Martins will be back from a slight knee injury next weekend.
The Nigerian striker missed last week‚Äôs CONCACAF Champions League semi-final first leg loss to Santos Laguna and is unavailable for the return bout in Mexico this week.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôll be back early (this) week, and the availability for the New England game, we‚Äôll see once he‚Äôs back. We‚Äôll see how the treatment worked for him and how he‚Äôs doing,‚ÄĚ said Schmid.
‚ÄúYeah, things are going well. That‚Äôs what he said. Last time he said it took a week to 10 days and then he was all right to play again, so we‚Äôre hoping it‚Äôll be the same sort of thing.‚ÄĚ