April 3, 2009 MLS Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders FC pregame (from Toronto FC.ca)
Carver prepared for Seattle challenge
Reds coach waiting on Frei, Robinson, Guevara
04/03/2009 10:35 AMTorontoFC.ca
Toronto FC coach John Carver is confident his team can keep their unbeaten start going when they face Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday. Kick off at 4:00 p.m. live on CBC. Carver has a lot of respect for the Sounders who have won their first two matches without conceding a goal.
"They've got some very good players and some experienced players," said Carver. "They have been able to plan for coming into MLS for a while so they have got a good group of players together. They've done it right and done their homework ahead of the season. They're very well organized and have a top coach but it will be interesting to see if they are any different on the road. We all know what Tyrone Marshall is about. There is no nonsense defending from them, but we're hoping with the talent we have got we can cause them a few problems."
Goalkeeper Stefan Frei is still rated as questionable after picking up a back injury during last week's tie at Columbus. "I am giving Stefan as much time as possible to recover from injury before I decide on the team," said Carver. Carl Robinson and Amado Guevara are also available after returning from international duty, but Carver will asses their fitness before deciding on his line-up. "The good news is that Carl didn't play for Wales so he didn't get injured and should be a bit fresher. I will assess how he is feeling and also see how Amado is. Hopefully they will be good to go. I've got a contingency in place if they aren't available."
The match is live on CBC and The FAN 590 with the broadcasts starting at 3:30 p.m.
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