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Marcelo    D    Real Madrid
Marcelo will miss the Copa America because of a back injury, FourFourTwo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Marcelo 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.
Roger Espinoza    M/D    Sporting Kansas City
Espinoza (groin) is starting Friday against FC Dallas.

Fantasy Analysis

Espinoza 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.
Marcel de Jong    D    Sporting Kansas City
De Jong (hip) is available off the bench Friday against FC Dallas.

Fantasy Analysis

De 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.
Dom Dwyer    F    Sporting Kansas City
Dwyer (neck) is out Friday against FC Dallas.

Fantasy Analysis

Dwyer 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.
Erik Palmer-Brown    D    Sporting Kansas City
Palmer-Brown is unavailable for Friday's match against FC Dallas, as he is with the U.S. U-20 side at the Toulon Tournament.

Fantasy Analysis

The 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.
Mauro Diaz    M    FC Dallas
Diaz did not practice Thursday, though head coach Oscar Pareja said Diaz was only being rested and he will play Friday against Sporting Kansas City, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Diaz 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.
Jesse Gonzalez    G    FC Dallas
Gonzalez is unavailable for Friday's game against Sporting KC because he is away with the Mexico team for the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gonzalez wasn't close to getting a start for Dallas anyway, so his departure isn't affecting too many fantasy rosters.
Kellyn Acosta    M    FC Dallas
Acosta is unavailable for Friday's game against Sporting Kansas City, as he is with the U.S. U-20 team for the World Cup, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Acosta 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.
Jacob Peterson    F    Sporting Kansas City
Peterson has been ruled out for Friday's game against FC Dallas because of a hamstring injury suffered last weekend against Seattle, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

SKC 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.
Seth Sinovic    D    Sporting Kansas City
Sinovic has been ruled out for Friday's game against FC Dallas because of a concussion, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sinovic 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.