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Injury Update: Osvaldo Alonso in; Oalex Anderson out

Schmetzer confirms that Osvaldo Alonso will play tomorrow after training session that sees Oalex Anderson carried off the field

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at New York Red Bulls Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like Seattle Sounders FC will be short a player come MLS Cup with Oalex Anderson suffering an apparent injury at BMO Field today.

Schmetzer confirmed it didn’t look good.

Anderson is coming off his first full year with the Seattle first team where he made 15 appearances (334 min) . He hasn’t played for the Sounders since a 74’ substitute appearance against the Houston Dynamo on October 13th and hasn’t featured prominently (17 minutes total) for the Brian Schmetzer lead Sounders.

It is unlikely that Anderson would start on Saturday but he is the type of player that could be very useful to have on the bench for a game that holds the possibility of overtime. Toronto would not relish the idea of the 21 year old running full bore in the 100’.

While they lose Anderson it looks certain that MLS Cup will feature Seattle’s captain.

Alonso suffered a knee injury near the end of the Western Conference Final 2nd Leg against Colorado but the week off appears to have provided the time needed to heal. Brad Evans will be in the 18, but it is unknown how much he will play.

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