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Sounders left back Dylan Remick unavailable due to concussion

With both Remick and Joevin Jones unavailable, Tony Alfaro could start

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Due to Joevin Jones being on international duty on Tuesday, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer knew he’d need to find a replacement for the match against the Houston Dynamo. The assumption was that Dylan Remick, who has been the backup for Jones most of the season, would be in the starting XI. But in the official club game notes, Remick is listed as OUT due to a concussion. When the concussion occurred is unknown; Remick hasn’t played for the Sounders since Sept. 11 when he started for S2 against OKC Energy FC.

Rookie center back Tony Alfaro is the likely starter in the position, based on who the Sounders have available at the moment. Schmetzer said that he has “100% confidence in” his entire squad, and that they’ll be playing “Sounders soccer” no matter who plays left-back.

Oniel Fisher was with Jamaica when they beat Guyana 4-2 in extra time of their Caribbean Cup Qualifier on Tuesday night.

As expected, midfielder Alvaro Fernandez is listed as “questionable” on the game notes; Schmetzer said on Tuesday that the player’s availability against Houston was a “game-time decision.”