That knee "tweak" of Brad Evans is apparently enough to keep him out of this weekend's game at Philadelphia.
However, the good news is that Nate Jaqua will travel and is expected to made his season debut on Sunday -- although off the bench.
“Jaqua is close," Sigi Schmid said today. "He is going to be in the 18 this weekend. I don’t think he’s ready to step on the field and start for us right now but I think he can come off the bench and give us some very meaningful minutes. Right now for him it’s preseason. So today we pushed him through things. He was a little bit jelly-legged at times but he will be OK.”
And now, this release from the club:
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Seattle Sounders FC forward Nate Jaqua has been removed from the club's Disabled List, making him immediately eligible to participate in MLS games.
Jaqua, 29, was placed on the Disabled List on March 24 and later underwent surgery to repair a lower abdominal fascial tear. He has not appeared in any league matches this season.
A nine-year MLS veteran, Jaqua started 27 of 28 appearances in 2009 and posted career highs with nine goals and seven assists.
The Sounders FC plays at Philadelphia Union on Sunday in Chester, Penn. Kickoff is 2 p.m. PT.