Major League Soccer

Peter Vermes addresses Daniel Salloi absence in SKC win over Sounders

Chris Smith
Salloi has notched 16 goals and seven assists for SKC this season.
Salloi has notched 16 goals and seven assists for SKC this season. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes says forward Daniel Salloi's status is 'day-to-day' after he missed Saturday's 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders.

The Hungary international has 16 goals and seven assists to his name so far this season, leaving him just one behind Ola Kamara in the MLS Golden Boot race.

Though he lasted the full 90 minutes and assisted a Johnny Russell goal, Salloi limped off the field following a 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps last week. Following this weekend's victory in Seattle, Vermes revealed Salloi 'turned' his ankle. The 25-year-old's recovery will now be monitored on a daily basis with the MLS Cup Playoffs looming on the horizon.

"It's day to day. That's what it is. When he gets back, he gets back," Vermes told reporters, adding: "He'll be okay. It's just going to take some days. It's going to depend on how fast he accelerates through the rehab part of it."

Though he likely won't win, Salloi will certainly appear near the top of most people's lists when it comes to the Landon Donovan MVP Award at the end of the season.

But despite his value to the team, SKC were able to pull off an impressive victory away at Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders on Saturday. It's the second time SKC have won at Lumen Field this season and, as a result, they remain just three points behind the Western Conference leaders. Topping the table remains Vermes' 'ultimate goal'.

"We had to come here and win. We knew that," said Vermes. "We had belief. We've come here and done it this season. A massive win but it means nothing if we don't continue into Wednesday with three points there. It's a big win but it's just another three points and a step to the ultimate goal and that's finishing at the top of the conference."

Up next for SKC is a home tie against the LA Galaxy before travelling to Minnesota United at the weekend - both sides still battling to remain in the playoff spots.