The Seattle Sounders FC announced today that forward Nate Jaqua and goalkeeper Terry Boss have undergone surgery during the past few days. Jaqua underwent a hip arthroscopy procedure in Vail, Colo., on Friday. He is expected to re-join training with the team in 12-16 weeks. An eight-year MLS veteran, Jaqua is an original member of Sounders FC. After missing the first 14 games this season due to a lower abdominal injury, Jaqua, 29, returned in late June and totaled six goals and six assists in all competitions. He was named the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup player of the tournament after scoring five goals in four matches and also had three assists in 15 league appearances. Boss, 29, had reconstructive toe surgery in Seattle last Thursday. He made his MLS debut this season and started four Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League matches. Boss is expected to join the team for 2011 preseason training in late January.
However, in a wide-ranging postseason interview this morning, coach Sigi Schmid said that he expects everyone on the roster to be healthy and available by the start of the 2011 season.
“I think all the stuff the guys are having done right now is something that should have them back on the training field by the time we start," he said. "It might not have them 100% on the training field but most of them are situations that by March 1 they should be 100% in.”