Fredy Montero has not yet been cleared to play in Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire, but Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said the team will know more after their Designated Player visits the surgeon on Wednesday. Montero hurt his wrist during training prior to the New York Red Bulls match and had surgery to repair the injury last week. During the surgery, other breaks were discovered, leading to a more involved procedure.
Montero was not on the training field Monday and Schmid called him day-to-day. If Montero does not play, that would likely mean another chance for Mauro Rosales, who picked up his first career MLS assist on Saturday.
"It was a good start for me," Rosales said. "Just the last few minutes I was out of gas. I had to run a lot just to recover the ball and I lost energy. But the players with me on the field did a great job. I will try to keep the same level, but it is difficult."
Rosales went on to say that the biggest difference between MLS and other leagues is the 90-minute match fitness of the players.
"In other leagues, you can make some extra things in the last part of the game," he said. "But in this league they are still playing like when they start. They are never tired. When I was younger, you would try to get your opponent tired, but they were never tired. I was getting tired. But it's OK. I enjoyed it a lot."