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Sounders defender Roman Torres out for season with knee injury


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The Seattle Sounders’ push towards the postseason became a bit tougher on Monday with the confirmation of a serious injury.

The Seattle Times has reported that Sounders defender Roman Torres will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes. The Panamanian centerback landed awkwardly on his left knee while leaping to head away a corner kick just before halftime in the match, and was substituted out of the match immediately despite leaving the field on his own power.

Torres signed with the Sounders on Aug. 12 and was widely seen as one of the league’s most impressive summer signings. A standout for Panama, Torres is considered to be one of the top central defenders in CONCACAF.

The 29-year-old made just four starts for the Sounders before suffering the injury, registering an assist in his debut on Aug. 16. With Torres in the lineup, the Sounders collected seven points from four games.

Brad Evans and Zach Scott seem the most likely replacements for Torres in Seattle’s lineup.

What do you think of Torres’ injury? How will the defender’s absence impact the Sounders? Who would you replace him with in the lineup?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Will be interested to see if he is available for qualifying in November they open at Jamaica and Costa Rica at home. In what on paper would be the toughest group in this round of qualifying, not have Torres could really hurt their chances of making it out of this round.

  2. I saw Sigi Schmid on your list of guys who may be fired. I don’t get it. Ozzie Alonso, the key to the team, has been hurt most of the year. Clint Dempsey has been hurt, with the national team, or suspended most of the year. Obafemi Martins missed a big stretch of games. Brad Evans has been hurt. Marco Pappa missed games because he was dumb enough to drive drunk. Sigi took the cue and ended up in the hospital himself. This is the year of Murphy’s Law FC.

    • 206 unfortunately life isn’t fair, there were rumors Sigi was going to be replaced last year after the fell to LA in the playoffs. As the article you mentioned explained with the money the team has spent they are looking for results. Doesn’t mean its right its just the way of professional sports.


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