And while talking forwards, here's a health update the Sounders released today:
There was good news on the fitness front with respect to forwards last week. Pat Noonan was available for selection and played the final minutes at New York. Noonan had missed three games with a hamstring strain suffered at FC Dallas on April 22. Nate Jaqua is nearing his return following his first week of full training. Jaqua, the club's No. 2 scorer with nine goals and seven assists in 2009, was placed on the disabled list on March 25 with a lower abdominal injury. Michael Fucito, another forward, was placed on the disabled list last week with a knee injury and Miguel Montaño was out last week with a groin strain.
We should be able to get more specific with all of that Tuesday when the Sounders return to training.