MLS Injury News: Gameweek 6

Injury and suspension report

MLS Injury News: Gameweek 6

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 (On a bye)

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Pity Martinez Midfielder $9.4 Questionable: Hamstring Injury Gameweek 7 Vs New England Revolution
Franco Escobar Defender $5.0 Questionable: Adductor strain N/A
Kevin Kratz Midfielder $4.8 Questionable: Calf injury Day to day
George Bello Defender $4.5 Questionable: Groin injury Week to week
Chris Goslin Midfielder $4.5 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 7 Vs New England Revolution
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 6 fixture: Toronto FC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jorge Luis Corrales Defender $4.6 Out: Groin injury N/A
C.J Sapong Forward $8.5 Questionable: Illness Gameweek 6 Vs Toronto FC
Przemyslaw Frankowski Midfielder $8.2 Out: Groin injury N/A
Fabian Herbers Midfielder $5.0 Out: Groin injury N/A
Richard Sanchez Goalkeeper $4.0 Probable: Thigh injury Gameweek 6 Vs Toronto FC
Andre Reynolds II Defender $4.0 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Raheem Edwards Midfielder $6.3 Out: Second degree LCL sprain 4-6 weeks

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 6 fixture: Sporting Kansas City (H)

Fanendo Adi has been suspended a game under the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) program. He was stopped for speeding and cited for Operating a Vehicle Impaired (“OVI”) early Sunday morning by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He will miss the game against SKC and we should see Kekutah Manneh start as striker again alongside Darren Mattocks.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kendall Waston Defender $6.2 Questionable: Calf injury N/A
Przemysław Tytoń Goalkeeper $5.0 Questionable: Hamstring tendinitis Gameweek 6 Vs SKC
Jimmy McLaughlin Midfielder $5.0 Out: Right ACL injury N/A
Fanendo Adi Forward $7.8 Out: Suspended under SABH program for speeding Gameweek 7 Vs LAFC
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 6 fixture: Orlando City SC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kellyn Acosta Midfielder $5.7 Questionable: Knee injury N/A
Keegan Rosenberry Defender $6.8 Questionable: Back injury N/A
Diego Rubio Forward $4.6 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Tommy Smith Defender $5.3 Suspended: Red card Vs Houston Gameweek 7 Vs Seattle Sounders, D.C. United
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Sam Nicholson Midfielder $5.3 Questionable: Quad injury N/A
Niki Jackson Forward $4.4 Probable: Hip injury Gameweek 6 Vs Orlando City
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 6 fixture: New England Revolution (H)

Harrison Afful suffered a broken jaw in training and leaves a gaping hole in the Columbus defense. He should be replaced by veteran Hector Jiménez who is listed as a midfielder.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Harrison Afful Defender $7.7 Out: Broken Jaw 6+ weeks
Artur Midfielder $7.8 Probable: Thigh injury Gameweek 6 Vs New England Revolution
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 Probable: Right thigh injury Gameweek 6 Vs New England Revolution
Alex Crognale Defender $4.5 Loaned to USL side Indy Eleven 2020 season

FC Dallas

Gameweek 6 fixture: Philadelphia Union (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Bryan Acosta Midfielder $7.4 Out: Ankle sprain 4-6 weeks
Santiago Mosquera Midfielder $6.5 Questionable: Illness N/A
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 6 fixture: LAFC (H)

Joseph Mora suffered a broken jaw in the game Vs Orlando and Chris McCann subbed in for him. The same is expected this week when they go up against LAFC. Vela goes up against McCann this week and it’s going to be a very interesting battle. But seriously, What are the odds of two fullbacks breaking their jaw in the same week?

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joseph Mora Defender $6.7 Out: Broken Jaw 4 weeks
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 (On a bye)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romell Quioto Forward $7.9 Questionable: Right knee injury N/A
Juan Cabezas Midfielder $6.5 Out: Right thigh 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 2-4 weeks

Los Angeles FC

Gameweek 6 fixture: D.C. United (A)

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 6 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (Ala)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Perry Kitchen Midfielder $5.5 Out: Ankle injury N/A
Juninho Midfielder $6.0 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 6 Vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Bradford Jamieson IV Forward $5.0 Loaned to USL side San Antonio 2020 season

Minnesota United

Gameweek 6 fixture: New York Red Bulls (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Darwin Quintero Forward $12.4 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Miguel Ibarra Midfielder $7.3 Questionable: Hamstring injury N/A
Kevin Molino Midfielder $8.5 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Rasmus Schuller Midfielder $6.3 Probable: Leg injury Gameweek 6 Vs New York Red Bulls
Chase Gasper Defender $4.0 Out: Hamstring injury N/A

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 6 fixture: New York City FC (A)

Piatti might miss this week’s game as well due to his hamstring injury and we could see Orji Okonkwo start at right wing against NYCFC. Will you take the chance on NYCFC defense again or will Taider spoil the party?

Update: Piatti has been ruled out against NYCFC.

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 2-3 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 6 fixture: Columbus Crew SC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Justin Rennicks Forward $4.9 Out: Grade 1 hamstring strain 2-3 weeks
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 5-7 weeks

New York City FC

Gameweek 6 fixture: Montreal Impact (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Maxi Moralez Midfielder $10.2 Probable: Lower leg tightness Gameweek 6 Vs Montreal Impact
Jeff Caldwell Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC 2020 season

 

New York Red Bulls

Gameweek 6 fixture: Minnesota United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kemar Lawrence Defender $6.5 Questionable: Undisclosed injury Gameweek 6 Vs Minnesota United
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 6 fixture: Colorado Rapids (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex De John Defender $4.9 Out: Hamstring Injury 2+ weeks
Will Johnson Midfielder $5.7 Probable: Concussion Gameweek 6 Vs Colorado Rpids
Tesho Akindele Forward $6.3 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 6 fixture: FC Dallas (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Sergio Santos Forward $7.7 Questionable: Hip injury Gameweek 6 Vs FC Dallas
Kacper Przybylko Forward $5.0 Questionable: Fractured toe Gameweek 6 Vs FC Dallas
Fabinho Defender $4.5 Probable: Left ankle sprain Gameweek 6 Vs FC Dallas

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 6 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andy Polo Midfielder $5.6 Questionable: Right lower leg injury N/A
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 6 fixture: Seattle Sounders (A)

Damir Kreilach has been suspended for his apparent headbutt against Dallas and Corey Baird could come in place of him with Baird playing as striker and Rusnak playing as a #10.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joao Plata Midfielder $8.6 Probable: Foot injury Gameweek 6 Vs Seattle Sounders
Damir Kreilach Midfielder $7.4 Suspended: Red card Vs FC Dallas Gameweek 7 Vs Orlando City
Justen Glad Defender $5.5 Probable: Toe injury Gameweek 6 Vs Seattle Sounders
Erik Holt Defender $4.0 Out: Ankle injury N/A
Tony Beltran Defender $4.5 Questionable: Knee injury N/A
Adam Henley Defender $4.5 Questionable: Ankle 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 6 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Guram Kashia Defender $4.6 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Judson Silva Tavares Midfielder $6.7 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Francois Affolter Defender $4.5 Questionable: Lower back injury 4-6 weeks
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Out: Torn ACL Mid April 2019

Seattle Sounders

Gameweek 6 fixture: Real Salt Lake (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Raul Ruidiaz Forward $11.0 Questionable: Right heel contusion N/A
Harry Ship Midfielder $4.5 Out: Concussion N/A

Sporting Kansas City

Gameweek 6 fixture: FC Cincinnati (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Daniel Salloi Forward $7.7 Out: Ankle injury 2-4 weeks
Erik Hurtado Forward $5.5 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on right knee 2-3 months
Jimmy Medranda Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury N/A
Jaylin Lindsey Defender $4.5 Out: Torn meniscus 4-5 months

Toronto FC

Gameweek 6 fixture: Chicago Fire FC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Auro Defender $6.3 Questionable: Soarness in semitendinosus muscle Gameweek 6 Vs Chicago Fire
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 6 fixture: LA Galaxy (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andy Rose Midfielder $4.7 Out: Facial fracture N/A
Jasser Khmiri Defender $5.5 Out: Left knee injury N/A
Michael Baldisimo Midfielder $4.0 Out: Left ankle contusion N/A

 

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