MLS Injury News: Gameweek 9

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 9 fixture: Colorado Rapids (H)

George Bello has returned to full training and is ready for the game against Colorado. There shoudn’t be much changes in Atlanta’s lineup from last week. If there are, Pity could slot in for Villalba and Bello for Shea.

Player Position Value Status Potential return
Eric Remedi Midfielder $5.9 Out: 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 Probable: Groin injury Gameweek 9 Vs Colorado Rapids
Brandon Vazquez Forward $5.0 Out: Undisclosed injury N/A
Chris Goslin Midfielder $4.5 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 9 Vs Colorado Rapids
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 9 fixture: NYCFC (A), Montreal Impact (A)

Alexsandar Katai suffered a ankle injury in the game against Colorado Rapids but is expected to feature in the game against NYCFC. Chicago Fire will need their star player to fire again if they’re to get a result against NYCFC.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Aleksandar Katai Midfielder $8.3 Questionable: Ankle injury Gameweek 9 Vs Montreal Impact
Jorge Luis Corrales Defender $4.6 Questionable: Groin injury Gameweek 9 Vs Montreal Impact
Przemyslaw Frankowski Midfielder $8.2 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Fabian Herbers Midfielder $5.0 Out: 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 2-3 weeks

FC Cincinnati

Gameweek 9 fixture: New York Red Bulls (A)

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
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 9 fixture: Atlanta United (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jack Price Midfielder $5.9 Suspended: Red card Vs Chicago Fire Gameweek 10 Vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Kortne Ford Defender $4.5 Out: Knee injury N/A
Kellyn Acosta Midfielder $5.3 Questionable: Hamstring 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 9 fixture: D.C. United (H), Houston Dynamo (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Harrison Afful Defender $7.7 Out: Broken Jaw 3+ 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 9 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Matheus Bressaneli Defender $4.6 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Thomas Roberts Midfielder $4.0 Probable: Concussion protocol Gameweek 9 Vs San Jose
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 9 fixture: Columbus Crew (A), Minnesota United (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Leo Jara Defender $8.1 Questionable: Dislocated shoulder N/A
Russell Canouse Midfielder $7.0 Out: Sprained knee ligament N/A
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 9 fixture: Columbus Crew (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romell Quioto Forward $7.9 Out: Right knee 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 9 fixtures: Seattle Sounders (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
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 9 Vs Seattle Sounders
Alejandro Guido Midfielder $5.5 Probable: Right quad strain Gameweek 9 Vs Seattle Sounders

LA Galaxy

Gameweek 8 fixture: Minnesota United (A), Real Salt Lake (H)

DP playmaker Romain Alessandrini suffered another injury setback, this time an knee injury against Houston Dynamo. He should be replaced by Emma Boateng who was very impressive in place of him against Houston Dynamo.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Romain Alessandrini Midfielder $8.8 Out: Meniscus surgery 5+ months (September-October)
Rolf Feltscher Defender $6.6 Out: Groin injury N/A
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 9 fixture: Los Angeles Galaxy (H), D.C. United (H)

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

Montreal Impact

Gameweek 9 fixture: New England Revolution (A), Chicago Fire (H)

The Montreal Impact plane to Boston was cancelled so they will be arriving late to the game against New England Revolution. When I say late, I mean just a couple of hours before the game begins. This is insult to injury for a team which has been without it’s star playmaker Ignacio Piatti for a while. Going with 3 New England players does not seem like a very bad idea now.

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)
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 9 fixture: Montreal Impact (H), Sporting Kansas City (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Isaac Angking Midfielder $5.5 Out: Left knee injury 3-5 weeks

New York City FC

Gameweek 9 fixture: Chicago Fire (H), Orlando City (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alexsandru Mitrita Forward $8.5 Probable: Ankle injury Gameweek 9 Vs Orlando City
Ronald Matarrita Defender $6.3 Out: Calf injury N/A
Jeff Caldwell Goalkeeper $4.0 Loaned to USL side Memphis 901 FC 2020 season

 

New York Red Bulls

Gameweek 9 fixture: FC Cincinnati (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Kaku Midfielder $7.9 Suspended: Red card Vs SKC Gameweek 11 Vs Montreal Impact
Kemar Lawrence Defender $6.3 Probable: Illness Gameweek 9 Vs New England Revolution
Alex Muyl Midfielder $6.8 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
Florian Valot Midfielder $7.6 Out: Torn ACL in right knee Out for the entire 2019 season.

Orlando City SC

Gameweek 9 fixture: New York City FC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Alex De John Defender $4.9 Questionable: Hamstring Injury Gameweek 9 Vs NYCFC
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 9 fixture: Vancouver Whitecaps (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Marco Fabian Midfielder $8.1 Probable: Ankle sprain Gameweek 9 Vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Andre Blake Goalkeeper $6.2 Questionable: Groin injury N/A
Sergio Santos Forward $7.7 Probable: Knee injury Gameweek 9 Vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Kai Wagner Defender $6.6 Suspended: Red card Vs Montreal Impact Gameweek 9 Vs FC Cincinnati
Ilsinho Midfielder $5.9 Questionable: Left hamstring strain N/A
Anthony Fontana Midfielder $4.7 Questionable: Left ankle strain N/A
Mark McKenzie Defender $5.2 Out: Appendectomy recovery N/A

Portland Timbers

Gameweek 9 fixture: Toronto FC (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andy Polo Midfielder $5.6 Probable: Right lower leg injury Gameweek 9 Vs Toronto FC
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 9 fixture: Los Angeles Galaxy (A)

Legendary goalkeeper Nick Rimando could miss out this week again due to a knee injury and we could see Andrew Putna ($5.0) start again.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Nick Rimando Goalkeeper $5.2 Questionable: Left knee injury N/A
Everton Luiz Midfielder $6.2 Out: 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 9 Vs Los Angeles Galaxy
Adam Henley Defender $4.5 Probable: Ankle injury Gameweek 9 Vs Los Angeles Galaxy
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 9 fixture: Seattle Sounders (A), FC Dallas (A)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Guram Kashia Defender $4.6 Questionable: Undisclosed injury N/A
Kevin Partida Defender $4.0 Out: Torn ACL Mid April 2019

Seattle Sounders

Gameweek 9 fixture: San Jose Earthquakes (H), LAFC (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Raul Ruidiaz Forward $11.0 Questionable: Left heel contusion Day to day
Victor Rodriguez Midfielder $8.9 Probable: Concussion protocol Gameweek 9 Vs LAFC
Gustav Svensson Midfielder $7.9 Out: Left hamstring strain 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 9 fixture: New England Revolution (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Matt Besler Defender $7.5 Out: Hamstring strain 2-4 weeks
Ilie Sanchez Midfielder $8.7 Questionable: Ankle injury N/A
Roger Espinoza Midfielder $6.9 Out: PCL SPrain 2-3 months
Andreu Fontas Defender $6.2 Probable: Calf injury Gameweek 9 Vs New England
Gedion Zelalem Midfielder $5.1 Probable: Ankle injury Gameweek 9 Vs New England
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 9 fixture: Portland Timbers (H)

Jozy Altidore suffered an hamstring injury against Minnesota United. We could see Jordan Hamilton ($5.4) replace him for the striker role. He looked fantastic against Minnesota and scored 2 goals within 6 minutes of coming on. The big question now is that how Alejandro Pozuelo performs now that his partner in crime Altidore is out.

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Jozy Altidore Forward $11.6 Out: Hamstring injury N/A
Drew Moor Defender $5.9 Probable: Adductor injury Gameweek 9 Vs Portland Timbers
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 9 fixtures: Philadelphia Union (H)

Player Position Value  Status Potential return
Andy Rose Midfielder $4.7 Probable: Facial fracture Gameweek 9 Vs Philadelphia Union
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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