Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he will be taking a look at striker Clint Dempsey in the next few days in order to determine whether he will be playing in the match against New York Red Bulls during the weekend. The former Tottenham and Fulham striker is one of the high profile players in the Seattle Sounders squad. A victory for Seattle against New York Red Bulls will most probably confirm their domination and tilt towards the title. They already have a substantial lead over second placed Real Salt Lake going into the weekend.

Even more impressive is the fact that they also have two games in hand over the second-placed team, which effectively would mean a six-point addition to the current advantage if they managed to win these matches. Seattle Sounders could only manage a 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy during the weekend. They will be hoping to return to winning ways with this match. Prior to the LA Galaxy match, they were on a winning run of five consecutive matches. It has largely been responsible for the lead they have opened in the table.

New York Red Bulls have also been doing extremely well in recent times, and this match will represent a top of the table clash.

“He’s OK, he’s doing much better. We’ll see how he comes along and see how he reacts in these next few days. He didn’t do that much with us. Obviously it’s something that, either from the wear and tear of the national team, playing those games in rapid succession, maybe coming back and taking a wrong step at training. It’s hard to tell,” said the manager. “We’re getting close to 100 percent healthy. I think it will still be a week or two before we find ourselves with that choice lineup,” said Evans.