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Fantasy AnalysisMarcelo has suffered with severe back pain ever since he went to jump for Real Madrid in a recent training session. The fullback requires three weeks to recover and is not currently even able to walk according to team doctors. As a result, Brazil have been forced to replace Marcelo With Geferson of Internacional ahead of the tournament which starts On Jun. 11.
Fantasy AnalysisEspinoza returned to training this week after missing two games with the ailment, but he'll slot back into the starting lineup with a little more offensive pressure, as Dom Dwyer is out with a neck injury.
Fantasy AnalysisDe Jong has missed four games due to the ailment, and while he's fit enough to play, it's not quite enough to get his starting job back. Amadou Dia and Jalil Anibaba will start on the outside for SKC on Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisDwyer was always a long shot to play given that he didn't practice at all this week after being scratched from last weekend's match. His next opportunity to play will come June 6 against Seattle.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 17-year-old wasn't likely to get much playing time for SKC anyway, so his absence isn't likely to change many fantasy decisions.
Fantasy AnalysisDiaz has been instrumental for FC Dallas this season and has become an elite fantasy option in his own right. The team could be without Fabian Castillo, who is dealing with a knock, which could put even more pressure on Diaz to spark the attack.
Fantasy AnalysisGonzalez wasn't close to getting a start for Dallas anyway, so his departure isn't affecting too many fantasy rosters.
Fantasy AnalysisAcosta was getting consistent starts before he left, though it's unclear if he'll be able to get his job back when he returns to the States.
Fantasy AnalysisSKC is also expected to be without striker Dom Dwyer due to a neck injury, making Peterson's absence even larger, though the latter wasn't a huge fantasy contributor in his own right.
Fantasy AnalysisSinovic has already missed three games due to the head injury, and given the nature of these types of issues, it's unclear when he'll be able to return to training, let alone match-play.