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Fredy Montero Still Questionable For Philadelphia Union-Seattle Sounders Match

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Fredy Montero is still questionable for Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union after undergoing wrist surgery last week.  (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
Fredy Montero is still questionable for Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union after undergoing wrist surgery last week. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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Fredy Montero did, indeed, take part in Tuesday's Seattle Sounders intrasquad softball game, but he was wearing a rather large cast. As such, it's not surprising to hear Sigi Schmid say Montero's participation in Saturday's match against the Philadelphia Union is not yet assured.

"Obviously he has got to feel comfortable with the cast on. The first time you play with it if you’ve never played with it before, some guys have played with it before so they know what to expect, they feel pretty comfortable with it, but for him he still needs to become comfortable with it."

As we've discussed almost ad nauseam at this point, it's practically guaranteed that Mauro Rosales would start if Montero is unable to go. Judging from Rosales' performances in the past two games, there really doesn't seem to be any good reason for the Sounders to rush Montero back into action if he's not comfortable.

The more intriguing lineup decision would seem to be who starts at RW. Erik Friberg has not looked nearly as effective in his past two games as he did in the first three, which is possibly the fault of the flu. Maybe it's time to give Alvaro Fernandez another shot?