MLS Injury News: Gameweek 5

Injury and suspension report

MLS injury news: Gameweek 5

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 5 fixture: Columbus Crew (A)

Pity Martinez suffered an injury while playing for Argentina Vs Venezuela and thankfully it’s not that serious but if he does not start for Atlanta United, De Boer might look at Hector Villalba ($7.7) to replace him.

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Pity Martinez Midfielder $9.4 Questionable: Hamstring Injury Day to day
Florentin Pogba Defender $5.0 Questionable: Hamstring injury Day to day
Kevin Kratz Midfielder $4.8 Questionable: Calf injury Day to day
George Bello Defender $4.5 Out: Groin injury Week to week
Chris Goslin Midfielder $4.5 Out: Knee injury Week to week
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 5 fixture: New York red bulls (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jorge Luis Corrales Defender $4.6 Out: Groin injury N/A
Richard Sanchez Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Andre Reynolds II Defender $4.0 Questionable: Thigh injury N/A
Aleksandar Katai Midfielder $8.2 Probable: Groin injury Gameweek 5 Vs NYRB

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 5 fixture: Philadelphia Union (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Przemysław Tytoń Goalkeeper $5.0 Questionable: Hamstring tendinitis Gameweek 5 Vs Philadelphia Union
Jimmy McLaughlin Midfielder $5.0 Out: Right ACL injury N/A
Fanendo Adi Forward $7.8 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
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 remainder of 2019 season 2020 season

Colorado Rapids

Gameweek 5 fixture: Houston Dynamo (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Benny Feilhaber Midfielder $8.0 Probable: Flu Gameweek 5 Vs Houston Dynamo
Sam Nicholson Midfielder $5.7 Questionable: Quad injury N/A
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Niki Jackson Forward $4.4 Questionable: Hip 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 5 fixture: Atlanta United (H)

Star goalkeeper Zack Steffen has returned to training for Columbus and might possibly start against Atlanta United with Joe Bendik ($4.4) as backup. Midfielder Artur has also been listed as questionable and could be replaced by Will Trapp ($7.1) who has returned from international duty this week.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Zack Steffen Goalkeeper $7.2 Questionable: Right knee injury Gameweek 5 Vs Atlanta United
Artur Midfielder $7.8 Questionable: Thigh injury N/A
Milton Valenzuela Defender $5.5 Out: Torn ACL 9-12 months and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season.
Niko Hansen Midfielder $5.5 Questionable: Right thigh injury N/A
Waylon Francis Defender $5.2 Questionable: Right calf injury N/A

FC Dallas

Gameweek 5 fixture: Real Salt Lake (A)

Update: Badji has been ruled out for the game against RSL and could we finally see Zdeněk Ondrášek ($7.1) make his debut for FCD this week?

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jacori Hayes Midfielder $4.7 Probable: Hamstring injury Gameweek 5 Vs RSL
Dom Badji Forward $6.1 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Cristian Colman Forward $5.0 Out: Left ACL tear N/A
Ema Twumasi Forward $4.5 Questionable: Back problem N/A
Francis Atuahene Forward $4.5 Out: Left ruptured pectoral muscle Mid August 2019
Moises Hernandez Defender $4.5 Loaned to USL side San Antonio FC 2020 season

D.C. United

Gameweek 5 fixture: Orlando City (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Oniel Fisher Defender $5.0 Out: Knee surgery N/A
Chris Odoi-Atsem Defender $4.5 Out: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma N/A
Earl Edwards Jr. Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Groin injury N/A


Houston Dynamo

Gameweek 5 fixture: Colorado Rapids (A)

Romell Quioto suffered a leg injury while he was with the Honduras national team and we could see Memo Rodriguez ($5.6) replace him.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romell Quioto Forward $7.9 Questionable: Right knee injury N/A
Juan Cabezas Midfielder $6.5 Questionable: Right thigh injury Gameweek 5 Vs Colorado
Eric Bird Midfielder $4.5 Out: Left ankle injury N/A
Erik McCue Defender $4.0 Out: Left foot injury N/A
Micheal Nelson Goalkeeper $4.0 Out: Right thigh injury N/A
DaMarcus Beasley Defender $5.0 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on left knee 3-5 weeks
Maynor Figueroa Defender $5.5 Questionable: Right ankle injury N/A

Los Angeles FC

Gameweek 5 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (A)

LAFC suffered a double blow this week with both midfielders Lee Nguyen and Andre Horta being ruled out for the game against San Jose. Mark Anthony Kaye ($8.1) has returned from international duty and should fit right into the midfield with Eduard Atuesta ($7.2) and possibly Latif Blessing ($7.3). There has also been talk about Javi Perez ($4.0) making his debut for LAFC and starting in the #10 role. $4.0 is quite the bargain for a #10 and another plus point is that he plays relatively early. So, he would be a cheeky play against a underwhelming San Jose side.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Lee Nguyen Midfielder $8.2 Out: Right hamstring strain N/A
Andre Horta Midfielder $7.2 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Rodolfo Zelaya Forward $5.5 Out: Right thigh strain N/A
Alejandro Guido Midfielder $5.5 Questionable: Right quad strain N/A

LA Galaxy

Gameweek 5 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Finally some good news for LAG this week because Zlatan and Alessandrini have returned from injury and are back to training. I woudn’t count on them to start tho. Even if they did start, I expect that they would be subbed out within 60 minutes. Antuna ($6.1) and Boateng ($5.9) could hold onto their spots for another game if Zlatan and Alessandrini don’t start.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Forward $11.2 Questionable: Sore Achilles tendon Gameweek 5 Vs Portland Timbers
Romain Alessandrini Midfielder $10.1 Questionable: Right hamstring injury Gameweek 5 Vs Portland Timbers
Perry Kitchen Midfielder $5.5 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Juninho Midfielder $6.0 Questionable: Knee injury Gameweek 5 Vs Portland Timbers
Bradford Jamieson IV Forward $5.0 Loaned to USL side San Antonio 2020 season

Minnesota United

Gameweek 5 fixture: New England Revolution (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kevin Molino Midfielder $8.5 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Rasmus Schuller Midfielder $6.3 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Chase Gasper Defender $4.0 Out: Hamstring injury N/A

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 5 fixture: Sporting Kansas City (A)

Montreal Impact has a lot of starters listed as questionable this week. Piatti, Taider, Lovitz are 50/50 to start in the game against SKC and Diallo will serve his one game suspension in this week’s game. Latest signing Harry Novillo ($8.4) could replace Piatti if he doesn’t start and Juka Raitala ($4.8) could possibly slot in for Diallo at center back. Having at least one SKC defender against this team seems like a must this week and I expect everyone to have at least Barath/Fontas in their team.

Update: Ignacio Piatti is ruled out against SKC.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ignacio Piatti Midfielder $11.5 Out: Hamstring injury Gameweek 5 Vs SKC
Saphir Taider Midfielder $11.7 Questionable: Undisclosed injury Gameweek 5 Vs SKC
Daniel Lovitz Defender $5.4 Questionable: Fatigue Gameweek 5 Vs SKC
Zakaria Diallo Defender $5.8 Suspended: Red card Vs Orlando City Gameweek 6 Vs NYCFC
Ken Krolicki Midfielder $5.0 Out: Dislocated right elbow 3-4 weeks (Mid April – May)
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 5 fixture: Minnesota United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Justin Rennicks Forward $4.9 Out: Grade 1 hamstring strain 2-4 weeks
Tajon Buchanan Forward $4.3 Probable: Stress fracture Day to day. Buchanan has returned to training
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 6-8 weeks

New York City FC

Gameweek 5 fixture: Toronto FC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi Forward $7.6 Probable: Ankle injury Gameweek 5 Vs Toronto FC
Jeff Caldwell Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC 2020 season

 

New York Red Bulls

Gameweek 5 fixture: Chicago Fire (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.
Connor Lade Defender $4.3 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 5 fixture: D.C. United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex De John Defender $4.9 Out: Hamstring Injury 2+ weeks
Will Johnson Midfielder $5.7 Questionable: Concussion N/As
Tesho Akindele Forward $6.3 Out: 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 5 fixture: FC Cincinnati (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Brenden Aaronson Midfielder $5.8 Questionable: Undisclosed injury Gameweek 5 Vs Cincinnati
Sergio Santos Forward $7.7 Out: Hip injury Week to week
Kacper Przybylko Forward $5.0 Out: Fractured toe N/A
Fabinho Defender $4.5 Questionable: Left ankle sprain N/A

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 5 fixture: Los Angeles Galaxy (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Larrys Mabiala Defender $6.1 Suspended: Red card Vs Cincinnati Gameweek 6 Vs LAG
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 5 fixture: FC Dallas (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joao Plata Midfielder $8.6 Out: Foot injury N/A
Justin Portillo Midfielder $4.1 Suspended: Red card Vs LAFC Gameweek 6 Vs Seattle Sounders
Justen Glad Defender $5.5 Out: Toe injury 3-4 weeks
Tony Beltran Defender $4.5 Doubtful: Knee injury N/A
Luke Mulholland Midfielder $5.5 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Jordan Allen Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury Out for 2019 season.

San Jose Earthquakes 

Gameweek 5 fixture: LAFC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Out: Torn ACL Mid April 2019

Seattle Sounders: None

Gameweek 5 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (A)

Sporting Kansas City

Gameweek 5 fixture: Montreal Impact (H)

Fontas has returned to the fold for SKC this week and it will be upto Peter Vermes to start either Fontas ($5.5) or Barath ($5.3) this week against Montreal.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Daniel Salloi Forward $7.7 Out Ankle injury 2-5 weeks
Gerso Fernandes Midfielder $6.4 Questionable: Calf injury Gameweek 5 Vs Montreal Impact
Erik Hurtado Forward $5.5 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on right knee 2-3 months
Jimmy Medranda Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury N/A
Andreu Fontas Defender $5.5 Probable: Hip pointer Gameweek 5 Vs Montreal Impact

Toronto FC

Gameweek 5 fixture: New York City FC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
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 5 fixture: Seattle Sounders (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Russell Teibert Midfielder $6.0 Questionable: Shoulder injury N/A
Jasser Khmiri Defender $5.5 Out: Left knee injury N/A
Brett Levis Defender $4.5 Probable: Right hamstring strain Gameweek 5 Vs Seattle Sounders
Michael Baldisimo Midfielder $4.0 Out: Left ankle contusion N/A

 

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