MLS Injury News: Gameweek 10

Injury and suspension report

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Injuries can have a big impact on a fantasy lineup. Not only can they impact your score by providing under the radar options, but replacements often come in at a lower price point and can make it easier to field a full roster. Each week I’ll review key injuries and help you find replacements that can give you an edge over your fantasy opponents.


Atlanta United FC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Sporting Kansas City (A)

Atlanta are back with most of their regulars against a SKC team plagued with injuries. This is as good as it gets for them and they will travel to Kansas expecting 3 points. Can “De Boer ball” get them this much needed victory?

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Mikey Ambrose Defender $4.2 Out: Torn right meniscus 2-3 weeks
Kevin Kratz Midfielder $4.8 Out: Calf injury 2+ weeks
George Bello Defender $4.5 Out: Groin injury 2-3 months
Brandon Vazquez Forward $5.0 Out: Knee injury N/A
Patrick Okonkwo Forward $4.0 Loaned to Atlanta United II 2020 season
Jose Hernandez Defender $4.5 Loaned to Atlanta United II 2020 season

Chicago Fire

Gameweek 10 fixture: LAFC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Marcelo Defender $5.5 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Fabian Herbers Midfielder $5.0 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Andre Reynolds II Defender $4.0 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Raheem Edwards Midfielder $6.3 Out: Second degree LCL sprain 1-3 weeks

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 10 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (A)

Kenneth Saief did not make it to the 18 for the game against Philadelphia Union because of a knock to his right leg but is expected to atleast make it to the bench for the game against San Jose Earthquakes.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kenneth Saief Midfielder $7.5 Probable: Right leg injury Gameweek 10 Vs San Jose
Fanendo Adi Midfielder $6.7 Questionable: Left ankle injury N/A
Greg Garza Defender $5.3 Questionable: Right calf injury N/A
Jimmy McLaughlin Midfielder $5.0 Out: Right ACL injury N/A
Corben Bone Midfielder $4.6 Questionable: Left shoulder injury N/A
Frankie Amaya Midfielder $5.0 Loaned to USL side Orange County SC 2020 season
Emery Welshman Midfielder $4.5 Loaned to Canadian Premier League side Forge FC 2020 season
Ben Lundt Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Louisville City 2020 season
Rashawn Dally Forward $4.5 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC for 2019 season 2020 season

Colorado Rapids

Gameweek 10 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Matt Hundley Forward $4.0 Loaned to USL side Colorado Springs 2020 season
Andre Rawls Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Colorado Springs 2020 season

Columbus Crew SC

Gameweek 10 fixture: D.C. United (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Harrison Afful Defender $7.7 Out: Broken Jaw 2+ weeks
Milton Valenzuela Defender $5.5 Out: Torn ACL 6-8 months and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season.
Alex Crognale Defender $4.5 Loaned to USL side Indy Eleven 2020 season

FC Dallas

Gameweek 10 fixture: Houston Dynamo (A)

The Dallas offense will be less potent after Paxton Pomykal suffered a Hamstring injury against San Jose Earthquakes. They failed to score at home against San Jose and will be hoping to turn that around when they travel to Houston. Dominique Badji ($5.7M) is expected to start on the left-wing in place of Pomykal.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Paxton Pomykal Midfielder $7.8 Out: Hamstring injury 2 weeks
Matheus Bressaneli Defender $4.6 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Cristian Colman Forward $5.0 Out: Left ACL tear N/A
Francis Atuahene Forward $4.5 Out: Left ruptured pectoral muscle Mid August 2019
Dante Sealy Forward $4.0 Loaned to USL League One side North Texas SC 2020 season
Moises Hernandez Defender $4.5 Loaned to USL side San Antonio FC 2020 season

D.C. United

Gameweek 10 fixture: Columbus Crew (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joseph Mora Defender $6.7 Out: Broken Jaw 2-4 weeks
Chris McCann Defender $4.8 Questionable: Hamstring injury N/A
Oniel Fisher Defender $5.0 Out: Knee surgery N/A
Chris Odoi-Atsem Defender $4.5 Out: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma N/A
Antonio Bustamante Midfielder $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A


Houston Dynamo

Gameweek 10 fixture: FC Dallas (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romell Quioto Forward $7.9 Questionable: Right knee injury Gameweek 10 Vs FC Dallas
Marlon Hairston Midfielder $4.0 Out: Right hip injury N/A
Ronaldo Pena Forward $5.0 Out: Left knee injury N/A
Eric Bird Midfielder $4.5 Out: Left ankle injury N/A
DaMarcus Beasley Defender $5.0 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on left knee 1-3 weeks

Los Angeles FC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Chicago Fire (H)

LAFC could field a full strength starting XI against Chicago Fire after Adama Diomande and Steven Beitashour’s return from injury.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Adama Diomande Forward $8.6 Probable: Hamstring injury Gameweek 10 Vs Chicago Fire
Steven Beitashour Defender $7.7 Probable: Left knee soreness Gameweek 10 Vs Chicago Fire
Danilo Silva Defender $4.6 Out: Right hamstring strain N/A
Rodolfo Zelaya Forward $5.5 Probable: Right thigh strain Gameweek 10 Vs Chicago Fire
Alejandro Guido Midfielder $5.5 Out: Right quad strain N/A
Javier Perez Midfielder $4.0 Out: Groin strain N/A

LA Galaxy

Gameweek 10 fixture: New York Red Bulls (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romain Alessandrini Midfielder $8.8 Out: Meniscus surgery 5+ months (September-October)
Julian Araujo Defender $4.4 Questionable: Foot injury Gameweek 10 Vs New York Red Bulls
Perry Kitchen Midfielder $5.5 Out: Ankle injury N/A
Bradford Jamieson IV Forward $5.0 Loaned to USL side San Antonio 2020 season

Minnesota United

Gameweek 10 fixture: Seattle Sounders (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Chase Gasper Defender $4.0 Questionable: Hamstring injury N/A

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 10 fixture: NYCFC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ignacio Piatti Midfielder $11.5 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Ken Krolicki Midfielder $5.0 Out: Dislocated right elbow 1-3 weeks (Mid April – May)
Clement Bayiha Midfielder $4.0 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Jason Beaulieu Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Cyst on left knee Late July 2019
Jeisson Vargas Forward $7.0 Loaned to Chilean side Universidad Catolica 2020 season
Thomas Meilleur-Giguère Defender $4.0 Loaned to USL side Ottawa Fury FC 2020 season
James Pantemis Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Ottawa Fury FC 2020 season

New England Revolution

Gameweek 10 fixture: Philadelphia Union (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jalil Anibaba Defender $5.9 Suspended: Red card Vs SKC Gameweek 11 Vs Chicago Fire
Brandon Bye Defender $4.9 Suspended: Red card Vs SKC Gameweek 11 Vs Chicago Fire
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 3-5 weeks
Zachary Herivaux Midfielder $5.0 Loaned to Birmingham Legion FC 2020 season

New York City FC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Montreal Impact (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alexandru Mitrita Forward $8.1 Questionable: Foot injury Gameweek 10 Vs Montreal Impact
James Sands Midfielder $6.8 Questionable: Adductor injury N/A
Ronald Matarrita Defender $6.3 Questionable: Calf injury N/A
Jeff Caldwell Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC 2020 season

 

New York Red Bulls

Gameweek 10 fixture: LA Galaxy (H)

Bradley Wright Phillips’s availability is up in the air after a groin injury and if he fails to start, it is most likely that Brian White ($5.8M) starts in his place as a striker (Mathias Jorgensen played 90 minutes for NYRB II on Thursday).

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Bradley Wright Phillips Forward $8.6 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Kaku Midfielder $7.9 Suspended: Red card Vs SKC Gameweek 11 Vs Montreal Impact
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Toronto FC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex De John Defender $4.9 Questionable: Hamstring Injury Gameweek 10 Vs Toronto FC
Carlos Ascues Defender $5.6 Questionable: Hamstring injury N/A
Pierre Da Silva Forward $5.0 Loaned to Brazilian side Atletico Paranaense 2020 season
Mason Stajduhar Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Tulsa Roughnecks 2020 season

Philadelphia Union

Gameweek 10 fixture: New England Revolution (H)

Goalkeeper Matt Freese suffered a abdominal injury in the game against FC Cincinnati and was replaced by Miguel Coronel. The same is expected in the game against New England Revolution with Andre Blake being ruled out.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andre Blake Goalkeeper $6.2 Out: Adductor strain N/A
Cory Burke Forward $6.8 Out: Visa issues 3 months
Mark McKenzie Defender $5.2 Out: Concussion N/A
Anthony Fontana Midfielder $4.7 Questionable: Left ankle strain N/A
Matt Freese Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Abdomen injury 4-6 weeks

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 10 fixture: Real Salt Lake (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Marvin Loria Midfielder $5.0 Questionable: Right foot injury N/A
Aljaz Ivacic Goalkeeper $4.5 Out: Left tibial stress fracture Mid April 2019
Kendall McIntosh Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Left thigh strain N/A

Real Salt Lake

Gameweek 10 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Nick Rimando Goalkeeper $5.2 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Everton Luiz Midfielder $6.2 Probable: Left knee injury Gameweek 10 Vs Portland Timbers
Tony Beltran Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Erik Holt Defender $4.0 Doubtful: Ankle injury N/A
Luke Mulholland Midfielder $5.5 Questionable: Back injury N/A
Jordan Allen Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury Out for 2019 season.

San Jose Earthquakes 

Gameweek 10 fixture: FC Cincinnati (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Guram Kashia Defender $4.6 Probable: Undisclosed injury Gameweek 10 Vs FC Cincinnati
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Questionable: Torn ACL N/A

Seattle Sounders

Gameweek 10 fixture: Minnesota United (A)

Seattle might be missing some big names in the game against Minnesota United but the good news is that Raul Ruidiaz might be back and Cristian Roldan’s red card against LAFC has been rescinded. So he is able for selection against Minnesota United.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Raul Ruidiaz Forward $11.0 Probable: Left heel contusion Gameweek 10 Vs Minnesota United
Victor Rodriguez Midfielder $8.9 Out: Concussion N/A
Gustav Svensson Midfielder $7.9 Out: Left hamstring strain N/A
Chad Marshall Midfielder $5.0 Questionable: Right knee inflammation N/A
Will Bruin Forward $6.2 Questionable: Left hamstring injury Day to day
Nouhou Tolo Defender $4.0 Questionable: Left ankle strain N/A

Sporting Kansas City

Gameweek 10 fixture: Atlanta United (H)

Sporting Kansas City have a LOT of players missing out due to injuries and national duty. There could possibly be some cheap players who make it to the starting XI and the bench. It could be a good opportunity for those who want to pick up players really late in the gameweek.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Matt Besler Defender $7.5 Out: Hamstring strain 2-3 weeks
Ilie Sanchez Midfielder $8.7 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
Gerso Fernandes Forward $7.2 Out: Broken wrist 4-6 weeks
Roger Espinoza Midfielder $6.9 Out: PCL SPrain 2-3 months
Andreu Fontas Defender $6.2 Questionable: Calf injury Gameweek 10 Vs Atlanta United
Erik Hurtado Forward $5.5 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on right knee 1-2 months
Jimmy Medranda Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury N/A
Rodney Wallace Defender $4.8 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Gianluca Busio Midfielder $6.7 National team duty (U-17) N/A
Jaylin Lindsey Defender $4.5 Out: Torn meniscus 4-5 months
Tyler Freeman Forward $4.0 National team duty (U-17) N/A

Toronto FC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Orlando City SC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jozy Altidore Forward $11.6 Out: Hamstring injury 1-2 weeks
Drew Moor Defender $5.9 Questionable: Calf tightness N/A
Jon Bakero Midfielder $5.0 Loaned to USL side Phoenix Rising 2020 season
Aidan Daniels Midfielder $4.0 Loaned to USL side Ottawa Fury FC 2020 season
Ryan Telfer Defender $4.5 Loaned to Canadian Premier league side York 9 FC 2020 season

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Gameweek 10 fixture: Colorado Rapids (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Yordy Reyna Midfielder $7.6 Out: Undisclosed injury 1 month+
Andy Rose Midfielder $4.7 Probable: Facial fracture Gameweek 10 Vs Colorado Rapids
Jasser Khmiri Defender $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 1-2 weeks
David Norman Jr Midfielder $4.5 Out: Right foot surgery 3-4 months
Michael Baldisimo Midfielder $4.0 Out: Left ankle contusion N/A

 

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