Seattle Sounders midfielder Jordy Delem and defender Joevin Jones will be available for selection for Wednesday’s match against the Montreal Impact, according to Brian Schmetzer in an interview with Sports Radio KJR on Tuesday evening.
"Those two gentlemen are in Montreal and they are available to play tomorrow, and I am very pleased to have them," Schmetzer said.
He also confirmed that midfielder Víctor Rodríguez is healthy and will be available to play.
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Earlier this week, it was announced that 10 Sounders would be joining their national teams, including Delem and Jones. Those two are set to meet up with their federations following Wednesday’s match.
“He is definitely going to play in the game, whether he starts or comes off the bench is TBD,” Schmetzer said of Jones, who made his first appearance on Saturday in Dallas since re-joining the Sounders last month.
The battle against the Impact caps a four-match road stretch that has been the first bump in an otherwise stellar season for the Sounders, with the Rave Green earning a scoreless draw at Philadelphia before losses against Western Conference foes Sporting KC and FC Dallas. In both losses, the Sounders fell behind 2-0 in the first half and were unable to mount a comeback in the second period.
"It’s going to be a crucial game," Alex Roldan said following training on Tuesday. "It’s been tough; you face some adversity when you’re on the road. A win, or to get some points out of this game, will be very important for us leading into the big break.”