After a devastating end to the CONCACAF Cup, it means that the Sounders will not lose Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, or Jordan Morris (he'll sign by then) in 2017 for the Confederations Cup, in which ever country ends up with the hosting rights to the 2018 World Cup. On a more timely note though, Jurgen Klinsmann has called in a handful of new players and released a handful of MLS players back to their clubs instead of holding them back for a Tuesday friendly against Costa Rica.
Clint Dempsey was one of eight MLS players allowed to return to club duty instead of traveling to Harrison, NJ to play the Central American side. A handful of MLS players, all based on the east coast, as well as Andrew Wooten will replace them on the squad. Seattle's other USMNTer, Brad Evans, will stay with the Red, White, and Blue as they travel to RBA Arena this week. While he will be available Sunday to play Houston, we'd rather not have him traveling across country multiple times this week. Also to note is that DeMarcus Beasley, Houston's only call-up for the CONCACAF Cup, was also sent back to his club.
Marco Pappa and Brad Evans will be available to the club this week but will likely play pivotal parts for their respective teams during their games Tuesday night.