The weather hasn't been the only thing gloomy around Seattle these days. With Wednesday's loss to FC Dallas, it appears that many of use who make up the Seattle Sounders fan base have turned on one another. Finally, though, there appears to be some good news: Brad Evans and Alvaro Fernandez should be available for Saturday's against Real Salt Lake.
Fernandez has apparently not been called up to the Uruguayan national team. And Here's what Sigi Schmid had to say about Evans:
"[He’s] doing better. He trained today. There was a chance we could’ve put him on the bench yesterday but we felt if something happened early and he had to play extended minutes yesterday it could set him back again. He’ll definitely be, I think, within the 18, don’t know yet if he’s going to start or not."
Both players could potentially start, which could be just what the Sounders' offense needs. In the six matches in which they've both played, the Sounders have scored nine goals and gone 2-1-3. In the seven in which just one has played, they've scored just four goals and gone 2-3-2. It's also worth pointing out that the Sounders have gone 3-1-4 and scored 12 goals in the eight matches Evans has played.
There might not be a direct correlation, but they do seem to be complementary players. In any case, it's a glimmer of hope, right?