Sounders coach Sigi Schmid confirmed today that midfielder and captain Mauro Rosales will miss the Friday match against Houston with a sprained right knee.
"Mauro will be out for this weekend for sure," Schmid said. "He's got a knee sprain -- not the same as last year. We've just got to see how he responds. So, it could be a couple of weeks, it could be a little more. We'll have to see how it goes the next few days."
Schmid said Roger Levesque, Christian Sivebaek or Marc Burch were candidates to take his spot in the lineup.