Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sounders backup GK Terry Boss could be done for the season

By Money Mike

The Seattle Sounders could be facing a little GK crisis going into Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake. Sounders backup goalkeeper Terry Boss returned to Seattle early after suffering a concussion while playing for the Puerto Rican national team in their 0-0 draw against Saint Kitts and Nevis. Despite the injury, Boss was able to go a full 90' minutes in the match. He arrived in Seattle last night, was in street clothes during today's practice just to watch and will be evaluated by the doctors.

Boss will definetely be out for Saturdays match against Salt Lake as a side of caution, but a history of related issues could force him out for a long time. This is the second concussion Terry Boss has suffered this season, the first one he suffered came in a friendly match against Manchester United (and I'm sure everybody is done whining about that game). With the roster deadline just 9 days away for Major League Soccer, that will lead to a decision soon for head coach Sigi Schmid should Terry Boss be ruled out for the rest of the year.

Josh Ford will be the backup goalkeeper behind Kasey Keller for the time being and this is nothing new for the rookie, considering he was the backup behind him in both the Champions League preliminary matches against San Francisco F.C., and in league play against the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City. He has yet to make his professional debut for the Seattle Sounders, but there's a pretty good chance that'll come soon with what we currently have going on, but right now it's too early to look ahead.

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