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Herrick No. 2 keeper now, but Sounders were stuck between short arms and short guys at SKC

With reserve goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann out due to red-card suspension, the club has added MLS emergency keeper Doug Herrick to back up Michael Gspurning tomorrow against San Jose.

We asked coach Sigi Schmid today who would have gone in goal had Gspurning not been able to finish the game Wednesday at Kansas City.

"I don’t know," he said. "We talked about it. One of the guys who Tommy had mentioned was Patrick Ianni. I said, ‘He’s got the shortest arms on the team, so it’s not a good option: It would be like putting T-Rex in goal.’ We were looking at maybe Zach Scott. Brad Evans immediately volunteered once he heard that discussion. There were a few other guys we thinking about: Rosales, but we thought he might have been a bit short."

We also asked Schmid about Hahnemann's ejection:

"It’s not a good thing," he said. "We all get frustrated. Sitting on the bench we’ve got to sometimes hold our tongue and can’t get to a point were we get ourselves ejected. It could have put ourselves in a very difficult situation if something had happened to Michael. So, we’re not pleased with it. Marcus is a veteran guy, he knows. He’s disappointed in himself. But it looked like a handball certainly for anybody who saw it."