MLS Injury News: Gameweek 7

Injury and suspension report

MLS Injury News: Gameweek 7

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 7 fixture: New England Revolution (A)

Pity Martinez, Franco Escobar and George Bello have returned to training for Atlanta United and might feature in the game against New England. Can the return of more first team starters power Atlanta United to their first victory this season? It’s a very important game for the under pressure team and also coach Frank De Boer.

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Pity Martinez Midfielder $9.4 Probable: Hamstring Injury Gameweek 7 Vs New England Revolution
Franco Escobar Defender $5.0 Probable: Adductor strain Gameweek 7 Vs New England Revolution
Mikey Ambrose Defender $4.2 Out: Torn right meniscus 3-5 weeks
Kevin Kratz Midfielder $4.8 Out: Calf injury 3+ weeks
George Bello Defender $4.5 Out: Groin injury Gameweek 8 Vs FC Dallas
Brandon Vazquez Forward $5.0 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Chris Goslin Midfielder $4.5 Questionable: 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 7 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jorge Luis Corrales Defender $4.6 Out: Groin injury N/A
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 7 Vs Toronto FC
Andre Reynolds II Defender $4.0 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Raheem Edwards Midfielder $6.3 Out: Second degree LCL sprain 3-5 weeks

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 7 fixture: LAFC (A)

Fanendo Adi has returned to the team after being suspended over drinking charges and is expected to replace Kekutah Manneh at the top. Not the best fixture to select a Cincinnati forward in really…

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Roland Lamah Midfielder $7.0 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Przemysław Tytoń Goalkeeper $5.0 Questionable: Hamstring tendinitis Gameweek 7 Vs SKC
Emmanuel Ledesma Midfielder $6.7 Questionable: Right hamstring injury N/A
Jimmy McLaughlin Midfielder $5.0 Out: Right ACL 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 7 fixture: D.C. United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Diego Rubio Forward $4.6 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Sam Nicholson Midfielder $5.3 Probable: Quad injury Gameweek 7 Vs D.C. United
Niki Jackson Forward $4.4 Probable: Hip injury Gameweek 7 Vs D.C. United
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 7 fixture: Montreal Impact (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Harrison Afful Defender $7.7 Out: Broken Jaw 5+ weeks
Milton Valenzuela Defender $5.5 Out: Torn ACL 9-12 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 7 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Bryan Acosta Midfielder $7.4 Out: Ankle sprain 3-5 weeks
Santiago Mosquera Midfielder $6.5 Probable: Illness Gameweek 7 Vs Portland Timbers
Dom Badji Forward $6.1 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 7 fixture: Montreal Impact (H), Colorado Rapids (A)

It’s a task at hand for D.C. United because Rooney is suspended against Montreal and he is the only reliable striker that they have. It’s 50/50 between Quincy Amarikwa and Ulises Segura to start up top for D.C and honestly I don’t see much potential in them but this could mean more shots and involvement for players like Luciano Acosta and Paul Arriola.

Update: D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has confirmed that Jara and McCann have been ruled out for the game against Colorado due to their respective injuries and it is expected that Paul Arriola fills in at right back and Jalen Robinson at left back.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Wayne Rooney Forward $11.5 Suspended: Red card Vs LAFC 2nd fixture in gameweek 7 Vs Colorado Rapids
Joseph Mora Defender $6.7 Out: Broken Jaw 4 weeks
Leo Jara Defender $8.1 Out: Dislocated shoulder N/A
Chris McCann Defender $4.8 Out: 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 7 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (H)

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 2-3 weeks

Los Angeles FC

Gameweek 7 fixture: FC Cincinnati (H)

Adama Diomande suffered a hamstring injury in the game against D.C. United and this means that we could see Christian Ramirez start up top again for LAFC.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Lee Nguyen Midfielder $8.2 Out: Right hamstring strain N/A
Adama Diomande Forward $8.6 Questionable: Hamstring injury 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 Probable: Right quad strain Gameweek 7 Vs FC Cincinnati

LA Galaxy

Gameweek 7 fixture: Philadelphia Union (H)

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

Minnesota United

Gameweek 7 fixture: New York City FC (H)

Darwin Quintero should return to action this week for Minnesota United in their first home opener this season in their new stadium Allianz Field. Miguel Ibarra is questionable for this week’s game and could possible be sidelined for 3-5 weeks due to his hamstring injury.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Darwin Quintero Forward $12.4 Probable: Groin injury Gameweek 7 Vs NYCFC
Miguel Ibarra Midfielder $7.3 Questionable: Hamstring injury N/A
Kevin Molino Midfielder $8.5 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Chase Gasper Defender $4.0 Out: Hamstring injury N/A

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 7 fixture: D.C. United (A), Columbus Crew (H)

Ignacio Piatti is set to miss out this week’s games as well due to his hamstring injury. Maximiliano Urruti is suspended for the game against D.C. united and could be replaced by Anthony Jackson Hamel.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ignacio Piatti Midfielder $11.5 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Maximiliano Urruti Forward $8.2 Suspended: Red card Vs NYCFC 2nd fixture in gameweek 7 Vs Columbus Crew
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 7 fixture: Atlanta United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Micheal Mancienne Defender $5.5 Suspended: Red card Vs Columbus Crew Gameweek 8 Vs New York Red Bulls
Edgar Castillo Defender $5.1 Questionable: Calf injury Gameweek 7 Vs Atlanta United
Antonio Delamea Defender $5.2 Questionable: Knee injury Gameweek 7 Vs Atlanta United
Justin Rennicks Forward $4.9 Probable: Grade 1 hamstring strain Gameweek 7 Vs Atlanta United
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 4-6 weeks

New York City FC

Gameweek 7 fixture: Minnesota United (A)

Update: Mitriță suffered an ribs injury against Montreal and might not participate in the game against Minnesota Untied.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alexsandru Mitriță Forward $9.3 Questionable: Ribs injury N/A
Maxi Moralez Midfielder $10.2 Out: Calf injury N/A
Alexander Callens Defender $7.1 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Jeff Caldwell Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC 2020 season

 

New York Red Bulls

Gameweek 7 fixture: Sporting Kansas City (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex Muyl Midfielder $6.8 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 7 fixture: Real Salt Lake (A)

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 7 Vs Real Salt Lake
Carlos Ascues Defender $5.6 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 7 fixture: Los Angeles Galaxy (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Sergio Santos Forward $7.7 Out: Knee injury N/A
Derrick Jones Midfielder $4.4 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
Kacper Przybylko Forward $5.0 Questionable: Fractured toe N/A
Fabinho Defender $4.5 Probable: Left ankle sprain Gameweek 7 Vs Los Angeles Galaxy

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 7 fixture: FC Dallas (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 7 fixture: Orlando City (H)

A huge injury boost for RSL this week as Joao Plata and Justen Glad could possibly return for the game against Orlando City. Damir Kreilach also returns to the team after serving his one game suspension against Seattle Sounders. A possibly full power RSL attack against an Orlando team that gave up 3 goals at home against Colorado Rapids. It’s definitely interesting and their attackers could prove as differentials in a double game week with multiple teams playing twice.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joao Plata Midfielder $8.6 Probable: Foot injury Gameweek 7 Vs Orlando City
Justen Glad Defender $5.5 Probable: Toe injury Gameweek 7 Vs Orlando City
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 7 fixture: Houston Dynamo (A)

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 3-5 weeks
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Out: Torn ACL Mid April 2019

Seattle Sounders

Gameweek 7 fixture: Toronto FC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Raul Ruidiaz Forward $11.0 Questionable: Right heel contusion N/A

Sporting Kansas City

Gameweek 7 fixture: New York Red Bull (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Daniel Salloi Forward $7.7 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
Erik Hurtado Forward $5.5 Out: Arthroscopic surgery on right knee 2-3 months
Jimmy Medranda Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury N/A
Rodney Wallace Defender $4.8 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Jaylin Lindsey Defender $4.5 Out: Torn meniscus 4-5 months

Toronto FC

Gameweek 7 fixture: Seattle Sounders (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Auro Defender $6.3 Questionable: Minor Semitendinosus strain Gameweek 7 Vs Seattle Sounders
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 7 fixture: Chicago Fire (A)

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
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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