Here’s coach Sigi Schmid’s update on goalkeeper Michael Gspurning’s hip injury:
“They think they’ve determined the cause. Obviously he’s going to miss the game tomorrow. It’s where we have to shut him down for a week, and then we can start to build him up again. There’s probably some treatment that they’re going to give him on Monday that they think is going to help the process. But they feel pretty confident in terms of it’s going to be a week and in total two or three weeks until full activity.”
On if he might be out until the international break at the end of the month: No, I don’t think it will be that long. I think there is an outside shot that he would be back by the time we would play Vancouver (May 19).
On if this could be a reoccurring type of injury: No, he’s never had it before. …. It’s just one particular movement that he sort of catches on. That’s why ramping him up is going to be a little easier than normal, because as long as we avoid that particular kicking movement, he can do handling, he can do a lot of other stuff as he builds.
On if the defense changes with the new keeper: ) “No, I think we’re going to play the same. Meredith, feel-wise, and Michael are pretty similar. The guys are pretty confident playing balls back to Meredith as well: He’s confident with his feet, his kicking’s good. He’s good on cross balls, so we’re very confident that way.”
On who will be the No. 2 keeper Saturday against Philadelphia, behind new No. 1 Bryan Meredith: Andew Weber came through today OK. The doctors cleared him after the game on Wednesday, so he’ll probably be our No. 2.