Injury Report

Sports Medicine Report: Johnny Russell upgraded ahead of Seattle showdown #SKCvSEA | March 25, 2023


Sports Medicine Report is’s look at the latest health update around the team ahead of upcoming matches and is presented by Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

All details listed are from the teams' official player availability reports submitted approximately three days prior to the match.

Sporting Kansas City returns home this weekend to face off against reigning Concacaf Champions League champions Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night at Children’s Mercy Park.

Right back Kayden Pierre is the sole addition to the report as he’s set to miss the match with a hamstring injury. Club captain Johnny Russell has been upgraded to questionable as he nears his return from a hamstring issue.

#SKCvSEA Sports Medicine Report

Sporting KC

Seattle Sounders FC

  • OUT: None
  • QUESTIONABLE: Forward Heber (left hamstring strain)

In addition, the FIFA international window will cause both teams to miss players this weekend. Sporting KC will be without winger Marinos Tzionis who is with the Cyprus National Team, while Seattle are missing defenders Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador), Nouhou (Cameroon) and Alex Roldan (El Salvador), along with midfielders Reed Baker-Whiting (U.S. U-19s) and Obed Vargas (U.S. U-20s) and forward Raul Ruidiaz (Peru).

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT (7:39 p.m. CT actual kick) and is available to stream in English or Spanish on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. ESPN 94.5 FM (English) and La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish) will carry the game locally on the radio. Tickets are available via