Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer announced during his pre-match press conference today that all of his team’s national team contingent, Clint Dempsey, Romain Torres, Nico Lodeiro, and Joevin Jones will be available for selection for tomorrow night’s match with Atlanta United.
All of Seattle's internationals are available for selection tomorrow. Fisher and Morris passed fitness tests, also available per Schmetzer— Spenser Davis (@spenserdavis) March 30, 2017
In addition to that, Jordan Morris and Oniel Fisher have been deemed fit and available as well. Just because all of these players are available doesn’t mean we’ll see them starting against Atlanta. Clint Dempsey and Romain Torres in particular are older players and have just played two hard fought matches and endured a grueling travel schedule. It’s possible they could start on the bench.
Morris withdrew from the U.S. national team roster with an ankle injury he suffered in the team’s win over the Red Bulls, but he’s now been cleared and could participate in this match.
Lodeiro was called in for national team duty for Uruguay but didn’t see much of the field. Expect him to be suited up and in the starting lineup against the Five Stripes.
An Atlanta United spokesperson couldn’t confirm if the team’s national team players Kenwyne Jones, Miguel Almiron, or Carlos Carmona would be available. The team’s official injury report has ruled out Josef Martinez (quad) and Zach Loyd (groin).