MLS Injury News: Gameweek 8

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MLS Injury News: Gameweek 8

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 8 fixture: FC Dallas (H)

Eric Remedi did not participate in training on tuesday and it is suspected that he might be injured. If he does miss out against FC Dallas, We could see last week’s player of the week Ezequiel Barco ($7.4) start.

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Eric Remedi Midfielder $5.9 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Mikey Ambrose Defender $4.2 Out: Torn right meniscus 3-4 weeks
Kevin Kratz Midfielder $4.8 Out: Calf injury 2+ weeks
George Bello Defender $4.5 Out: Groin injury N/A
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 8 fixture: Colorado Rapids (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 8 Vs Colorado Rapids
Andre Reynolds II Defender $4.0 Out: Thigh injury N/A
Raheem Edwards Midfielder $6.3 Out: Second degree LCL sprain 3-4 weeks

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 8 fixture: Real Salt Lake (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Emmanuel Ledesma Midfielder $6.7 Questionable: Right hamstring injury N/A
Greg Garza Defender $5.3 Questionable: Right calf injury N/A
Roland Lamah Midfielder $6.6 Questionable: Right lower leg injury N/A
Alvas Powell Defender $5.8 Questionable: Rib injury N/A
Jimmy McLaughlin Midfielder $5.0 Out: Right ACL 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 8 fixture: Chicago Fire (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Sam Nicholson Midfielder $5.3 Probable: Quad injury Gameweek 8 Vs Chicago Fire
Niki Jackson Forward $4.4 Probable: Hip injury Gameweek 8 Vs Chicago Fire
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 8 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Harrison Afful Defender $7.7 Out: Broken Jaw 4+ 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 8 fixture: Atlanta United (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Bryan Acosta Midfielder $7.4 Questionable: Ankle sprain N/A
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 8 fixture: New York City FC (H)

D.C. United barely scrapped through a win against Colorado Rapids and with their backline still being so thin, we could see Jalen Robinson ($4.0) and standout player Donovan Pines ($5.0) start against NYCFC. It will definitely be interesting to see the young defenders go up against a full force NYCFC attack this week.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Joseph Mora Defender $6.7 Out: Broken Jaw 3 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 8 fixture: Los Angeles Galaxy (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romell Quioto Forward $7.9 Questionable: Right knee injury N/A
Juan Cabezas Midfielder $6.5 Probable: Right thigh injury Gameweek 8 Vs Los Angeles Galaxy
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 8 fixtures: Vancouver Whitecaps (A), Seattle Sounders (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Lee Nguyen Midfielder $8.2 Questionable: Right hamstring strain N/A
Adama Diomande Forward $8.6 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Andre Horta Midfielder $7.2 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Rodolfo Zelaya Forward $5.5 Questionable: Right thigh strain Gameweek 8 Vs Vancouver
Alejandro Guido Midfielder $5.5 Probable: Right quad strain Gameweek 8 Vs Vancouver 

LA Galaxy

Gameweek 8 fixture: Houston Dynamo (H)

Rolf Feltscher was taken away on a stretcher in the game against Philadelphia union because of a groin injury. He was replaced by Julian Araujo ($4.0) and the same is expected when they play at home against Houston Dynamo.

Update: Rolf Feltscher has been ruled out against Houston Dynamo and could be replaced by new signing Giancarlo Gonzalez ($5.5) who has just completed the required paper work in time and is ready for selection. This could push Julian Araujo to the bench.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Rolf Feltscher Defender $6.6 Out: Groin injury N/A
Perry Kitchen Midfielder $5.5 Out: Ankle injury N/A
Diego Polenta Defender $6.2 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Bradford Jamieson IV Forward $5.0 Loaned to USL side San Antonio 2020 season

Minnesota United

Gameweek 8 fixture: Toronto FC (A)

Ike Oparra suffered a head injury against NYCFC and Minnesota United have recalled Wyatt Omsberg ($4.5) to possibly replace him from USL League One side Forward Madison. But it is expected that Omsberg is just a backup and Brent Kallman ($4.2) will replace Opara in the starting XI.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ike Opara Defender $6.9 Out: Head injury N/A
Miguel Ibarra Midfielder $7.3 Out: Hamstring injury 3-4 weeks
Chase Gasper Defender $4.0 Out: Hamstring injury N/A

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 8 fixture: Philadelphia Union (A)

Ignacio Piatti and Saphir Taider both missed training for Montreal on Tuesday and there is no word until now on whether they will participate in the match against Philadelphia Union or not.

Update: Ignacio Piatti has been ruled out against Philadelphia Union

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Ignacio Piatti Midfielder $11.5 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Saphir Taider Midfielder $11.2 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Ken Krolicki Midfielder $5.0 Out: Dislocated right elbow 1-3 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 8 fixture: New York Red Bulls (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Edgar Castillo Defender $5.1 Probable: Calf injury Gameweek 8 Vs New York Red Bulls
Antonio Delamea Defender $5.2 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 8 Vs New York Red Bulls
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 3-5 weeks

New York City FC

Gameweek 8 fixture: D.C. United (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
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 8 fixture: New England Revolution (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kaku Midfielder $7.9 Suspended: Red card Vs SKC Gameweek 9 Vs FC Cincinnati
Alex Muyl Midfielder $6.8 Probable: Undisclosed injury Gameweek 8 Vs New England
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 8 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex De John Defender $4.9 Questionable: Hamstring Injury 2+ weeks
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 8 fixture: Montreal Impact (H)

Marco Fabian declared himself out on Instagram for 1-2 weeks because of an ankle sprain and we could see either one of David Accam/Fafa Picault replace him as the secondary striker. It is likely that it will be David Accam because of his recent resurgance in form. Defender Aaron Trusty received a red card against Los Angeles Galaxy and could be possibly replaced by Mark McKenzie ($5.2) at the center-back position.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Marco Fabian Midfielder $8.1 Out: Ankle sprain N/A
Sergio Santos Forward $7.7 Out: Knee injury N/A
Aaron Trusty Defender $6.5 Suspended: Red card Vs LAG Gameweek 9 Vs Vancouver Whitecaps

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 8 fixture: Columbus Crew (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 8 fixture: FC Cincinnati (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Everton Luiz Midfielder $6.2 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Marcelo Silva Defender $5.2 Doubtful: Hamstring injury N/A
Erik Holt Defender $4.0 Out: Ankle injury N/A
Tony Beltran Defender $4.5 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 8 Vs FC Cincinnati
Adam Henley Defender $4.5 Probable: Ankle injury Gameweek 8 Vs FC Cincinnati
Luke Mulholland Midfielder $5.5 Doubtful: Back injury N/A
Jordan Allen Midfielder $5.0 Out: Knee injury Out for 2019 season.

San Jose Earthquakes 

Gameweek 8 fixture: Sporting Kansas City (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Guram Kashia Defender $4.6 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Marcos Lopez Defender $4.9 Suspended: Red card Vs Houston Dynamo Gameweek 9 Vs Seattle Sounders
Judson Silva Tavares Midfielder $6.7 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Jimmy Ockford Defender $4.5 Questionable: Lower leg injury N/A
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Out: Torn ACL Mid April 2019

Seattle Sounders

Gameweek 8 fixture: LAFC (A)

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

Sporting Kansas City

Gameweek 8 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Roger Espinoza Midfielder $6.9 Questionable: Knee injury N/A
Andreu Fontas Defender $6.2 Questionable: Calf injury N/A
Gedion Zelalem Midfielder $5.1 Questionable: Ankle injuruy 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 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Jaylin Lindsey Defender $4.5 Out: Torn meniscus 4-5 months

Toronto FC

Gameweek 8 fixture: Minnesota United (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Auro Defender $6.3 Probable: Minor Semitendinosus strain Gameweek 8 Vs Minnesota United
Drew Moor Defender $5.9 Out: Adductor injury 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 8 fixtures: LAFC (H), Orlando City (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andy Rose Midfielder $4.7 Out: Facial fracture 2-3 weeks
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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