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Three Sounders could be back by Saturday

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid had some potentially good news today about the recent run of injuries that have been clustered among the attacking positions.

“It’s either forwards or it’s attacking wide players or it’s attacking midfielders -- that’s the only thing that’s been difficult,” he said. “I think our depth has been good, and I think our depth has shown itself because we’ve had to rely on a lot of people. But it’s happening mainly in one area: It’s not like you’re losing a defender, you’re losing wide midfielder, we’re losing people in the same part of the field.”

And while players such as Steve Zakuani (leg) and O’Brian White (blood clot) may be lost for the season, Schmid held out hope that three potential starters could return Saturday when Sporting Kansas City visits Qwest Field.

“(Erik) Friberg is actually making good progress with his ankle,” Schmid said. “It was almost touch and go if he could play (against Portland), but it was a situation we felt the risk at the end would be too great. So there’s a chance with him. (Brad) Evans we’ve got to see day by day. (Mauro) Rosales we’ll put through a week of training, so we’ll be able to determine that at the end of the week.”

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