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Sounders looking reasonably healthy ahead of Real Salt Lake match

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Jordan Morris and Brad Evans are both a ways off from returning, but everyone else is good to go.

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Riding a 13-game unbeaten run, but also a four-game winless streak, the Seattle Sounders will head into Saturday’s match at Real Salt Lake about as healthy as can be expected. Aside from the longer term injuries to Jordan Morris (hamstring) and Brad Evans (back), the Sounders are expected to have a full complement of players from whom to select.

“Everybody is good,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said, which presumably includes Chad Marshall, who was held out of last week’s game against FC Dallas.

Although Evans remains unavailable for the seventh straight game, he recently shed some light on the injury that has kept him out since the Aug. 5 match at Minnesota United.

Evans told Sounder at Heart he started feeling discomfort on the flight home from that match, and it was discovered that he had an issue with a disk in his back. Although his return date remains uncertain, he indicated some relief in discovering that this injury is what was likely the root cause of previous ailments, because the disk was pressing on a nerve, causing him to feel discomfort in other parts of his body.