The Seattle Sounders have four goalkeepers in camp, but no real suspense.
Goalkeeper coach Tom Dutra said today that all-star incumbert Kasey Keller will keep his starting job, Terry Boss has a firm hold on the No. 2 spot, Chis Eylander’s status is unresolved while he works back from injury, and newcomer Derby Carillo is seen only as an option for the future.
Boss missed almost a month of training after suffering ankle ligament damage last month while the Sounders were in Arizona. However, he returned to work this week at something close to 100 percent.
“I’m been chomping at the bit,” he said. “I couldn’t get out on the field quick enough. Obviously injuries aren’t fun, but they’re part of the game. I feel like I’ve done everything I can. … It felt good (Monday). Obviously, there’s always room for improvement, but I feel pretty good.”
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Dutra had this assessment of Boss:
"Big strong kid. Physical. Very quick. Very daring. Reads the game fairly well. He’s OK with his feet but has very good reactions. The things that he had to work on here last year is his technique and just taking better angles, and that helped his shot-stopping, which is a obviously a massive part of the position. And his communication is good as well. He can speak Spanish and English as well."
I have more on the goalkeeping situation in our Tuesday paper.