It’s hard to have enough depth in MLS. Injuries are a constant concern and international call-ups impact this league more than most leagues at its relative talent level. When Román Torres went down early in the match against San Jose Earthquakes, times could have been truly dire. Instead, it looks like a best-case scenario according to a Panamanian reporter.
The Seattle Sounders did not practice on Monday, so official word should come on Tuesday, but at this time it looks like two weeks without Torres.
Gustav Svensson looks perfectly capable at center back, plus the club might be getting Brad Evans back at any time. No, Brian Schmetzer will not have his full selection for a couple more weeks, but the roster that Garth Lagerwey assembled has enough depth to deal with multiple injuries on the backline.
That’s rare in this league.