It was a big win for Seattle Sounders FC, but there is a price paid for both the Green & Blue and the Red, White & Blue as Brad Evans injury pulls him away from duty with both club and country to heal. Both Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson left Sounders FC to join the United States in Miami. Evans did not.
Back in Seattle. Rehab starts now. Any @ussoccer fans going to Costa Rica. My parents made the trip... Looking to connect with others.— Brad Evans (@brad_evans3) September 1, 2013
The extent of Evans' injury is not yet known. The only certainty being that he will not be playing against Chivas USA nor against Cost Rica. If the problem is as minor as it can get he may be available for the latter matches with Seattle, but that is still unknown. Michael Parkhurst was called in to replace him with the USA.
This leaves Seattle without Evans, Johnson, Dempsey (nats); Gonzalez (red); and injury statuses of Joseph and Martins are still unkown.