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Zach Scott has been playing with a broken foot, is not human

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Yes, you read that right.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

A couple weeks ago, Ross Fletcher passingly mentioned on the Seattle Sounders broadcast that Zach Scott was playing with a broken foot. The comment passed without much hoopla and the team certainly hasn't made much of a big deal about it.

Well, someone (me) finally got around to asking Sigi Schmid about it on Thursday. Here's what he said: "He's had that pretty much most of the season.

"I marvel everyday that he comes out to the training field. He's a freak of nature. He's an extremely determined and hard- willed individual. That's something you can't teach. You have to make sure he doesn't go to the point of doing permanent damage. That's what the trainers are there for. But a willingness to go out there against obstacles, Zach is probably premier on the team."

Schmid did not say whether or not Scott would be immediately inserted into the starting lineup, although it's worth noting that he was playing there in training. Given how the Sounders feel about him, though, it's not hard to see why they might be inclined to give Scott a shot in a game against a big rival like they have on Saturday.