Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer indicates Román Torres may play Sunday vs. Timbers

Seattle Sounders interim head coach Brian Schmetzer indicated on Friday that defender Román Torres may play on Sunday vs. the Portland Timbers (2 p.m. PT; ESPN, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM).

“This is a good game for him to go in," Schmetzer said. "[Timbers forward Fanendo] Adi’s a big kid. He’s caused us some problems in past games."

Torres was activated on Tuesday after spending nearly a year recovering from a torn ACL he suffered vs. the San Jose Earthquakes last year. On Wednesday, Torres expressed his excitement to be healthy again and was on the 18-man roster in Seattle's 1-1 draw at Houston. Due to game circumstances, though, his long-awaited return had to wait.

“They're all disappointed when they don't play, and I actually like that," Schmetzer said. "His situation changed a little bit in the sense that the scoreline kind of went the way it did and so I wasn’t able to get him in. I had Scenario A, Scenario B, and so on, to try and find him some minutes, but it just didn’t manifest itself.”

Seattle trailed 1-0 in the 94th minute before Nicolas Lodeiro scored the equalizer to keep its five-game unbeaten streak alive. The Sounders will play their third match in eight days on Sunday.

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