Report: Mullan not making Seattle trip

Report: Mullan not making Seattle trip

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Report: Mullan not making Seattle trip

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Seattle Sounders fans won't get the chance to serenade Brian Mullan after all.

According to The Denver Post, Mullan did not accompany the rest of the Colorado Rapids to Seattle for Saturday afternoon's match, which will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Mullan's tackle broke the leg of Seattle winger Steve Zakuani earlier this season.

"It's a purely personal feeling from my standpoint," Colorado coach Gary Smith told The Post. "Brian says he has no serious physical problems, but his back has been an issue for a little while. I took that into consideration with three games in a week, and given what we're probably going to encounter in Seattle, I think all in all it's probably the right choice to keep him (out) until Wednesday and keep him nice and fresh."

Mullan, who has been dealing with back spasms but has reportedly proclaimed himself fit, should return to the lineup for Colorado's home games against New York and New England next week.

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