Seattle Sounders flying with Martins back in action, Dempsey, Johnson to return

Seattle Sounders are in great form at the moment and still have a couple of quality players to come back into the side.

Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson are away with the USA national team and will step straight back into a team who have won four in a row.

To add to that, Obafemi Martins got through the 2-1 win over Chicago Fire on the weekend after returning from injury and the current state of the playing roster is something that really excites head coach Sigi Schmid.

“He made it through yesterday today. He felt alright this morning, so we felt it was going to be pretty good. I checked with him and he felt fitness-wise, as well, he felt okay,” Schmid said.

“I think he tired a little probably 70th or 75th minute in, but he’s still dangerous and the other team is still worried about him, so that’s why we left him on. He came through two days of practice well.

“Getting Oba back onto the team was another fresh set of legs, so I think the depth of our team has been good and guys have been called upon have stepped up and played.”

He added: “We’ll get Johnson and Dempsey back. We’ll see how many minutes they get on Tuesday against Mexico, what type of game it is, how physical it is, et cetera.

“They’re going to be flying across country on Wednesday, so we got to measure all of that as well. Certainly figuring that and maybe, keeping our fingers crossed, there’s an outside chance Brad (Evans) might get back on the field.”

The Sounders currently sit second on the West Conference table, two points behind leaders Real Salt Lake, with two games in hand.

 
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