Sounders forward Eddie Johnson has 11 goals. Sounders forward Fredy Montero has 11 goals. Sounders forward Sammy Ochoa is struggling to find minutes on the pitch, but when he does, he seems to score goals. David Estrada, who had a hat trick in the opener and led the club in scoring through the early weeks, is training again and could be back in games before the month is out.
And on top of all that, the club is now taking a look at Eidur Gudjohnsen, yet another high-profile and proven goal-scorer.
Are there enough minutes to go around?
Coach Sigi Schmid doesn’t see a problem, and in his response today sounded a lot like Seahawks coach Pete Carroll when discussing his y’all-come attitude to the quarterback position — and really every other position — this season.
“We’re looking to win a championship this year,” Schmid said. “And if we can make our team a little bit stronger, we’re going to try to make our team a little bit stronger. We never leave any stones unturned – I think they know that. They’ve also been very prolific this year. Eddie’s done a good job: He’s got 11 goals. And Fredy, I think over the four years now is the second highest-goal goal-scorer in the league… He’s got 10 goals or more now in each of the four seasons, so he’s been very consistent as well. So those guys are there. But we still have games: We have two CONCACAF games in there, we still have some midweek games, we still have series where we play three games in a week. You always want to make sure you avoid injuries. You don’t know what’s going to happen. Having quality players on your team is never a detriment.”