Seattle Sounders release midweek injury report

Steve Dykes

Mauro Rosales and Leo Gonzalez are on the slow road to recovery and might be available on Sunday.

The Seattle Sounders released their midweek injury report on Tuesday and it is the exact same as it was before Sunday's loss against the LA Galaxy, reported Joshua Mayers of the Seattle Times.

Midfielder Mauro Rosales (hamstring straing) and defenders Leo Gonzalez (hamstring strain) and Patrick Ianni (calf strain) were all listed as questionable again. None of the three played in the first leg of the playoff series.

Head coach Sigi Schmid still won't say whether any of the players will be ready for the home leg of the series on Sunday. He said that Rosales did a little bit more in practice today and Gonzalez was almost a full participant.

"So now the key, again, is we've got to see how they feel tomorrow. Once we know how they feel tomorrow, then we'll have a better idea," Schmid said.

The return of Gonzalez would be a huge boon to Seattle's backline as they need one of their best efforts of the year to advance into the playoffs. Schmid said his game fitness could be an issue, but he would use him if he is available.

"But even having him available off the bench would be something that could help us," Schmid said. "He's an experienced player. He wants to get out there. We've got to make sure how close he is. ... Leo's a good 1v1 defender. He matches up well with the Magees and the Donovans and those kinds of players."

Gonzalez hasn't appeared in a game with the Sounders since Oct. 7 in a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers.

The Los Angeles Galaxy also released their midweek injury report, with the following players listed as questionable: Edson Buddle (plantar inflammation), Landon Donovan (hamstring tightness) and Juninho (Achilles inflammation).

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