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Montero leaves practice early due to illness

Sounders forward Fredy Montero, who has three goals in two games to lead Major League Soccer, left practice this morning due to flu-like symptoms.

"We're hoping he's going to be all right," coach Sigi Schmid said. "There's been a flu that a couple of guys have had, so obviously we want to be sure that it's nothing more than the flu or flu-like symptoms. We'll keep a check on that, but our expectation is that he'll be on the plane tomorrow."

The Sounders leave Wednesday for their first road game, Saturday at Toronto FC.

Otherwise, Schmid reported his team in good health, with Freddie Ljungberg and Nate Sturgis both responding well after seeing their first action of the season last Saturday against Salt Lake.