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Jermaine Taylor    D    Portland Timbers
Taylor (leg) is questionable for Saturday's match against Colorado, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Taylor was stretchered off during last weekend's match against Houston due to the injury, and while he is progressing in his recovery, it seems more likely he'll be on the bench or out this weekend.
Vytautas Andriuskevicius    D    Portland Timbers
Vytas is questionable for Saturday's match against the Rapids because of a cracked rib, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Vytas suffered the injury back on Sept. 17, and if he is forced to sit out, Zarek Valentin could start in his place again.
Lucas Melano    F    Portland Timbers
Melano is questionable for Saturday's match against the Rapids because of a groin injury, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Melano reportedly went to Los Angeles last week to determine whether he will need offseason surgery to address the issue, and while the team will monitor his minutes as the season winds down, he is at least still available to play. If he's held out Saturday, Jack Barmby or Ned Grabavoy could start, as Darren Mattocks will be out for the next two-to-three weeks because of a hamstring injury.
Darren Mattocks    F    Portland Timbers
Mattocks will be out for two-to-three weeks because of a hamstring injury, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mattocks missed eight games earlier this season because of a hamstring injury, and while he may not miss many games due to the upcoming international break, it's still a big blow to the Timbers given that Lucas Melano continues to deal with a groin injury. If Melano is unable to start in Mattocks' absence, Jack Barmby or Ned Grabavoy could get more playing time.
Nicolas Lodeiro    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Lodeiro is suspended for Saturday's match against Vancouver due to yellow card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Lodeiro's absence will be a massive one for the Sounders, who are also without Clint Dempsey for the remainder of the season. Andreas Ivanschitz may take on a more attacking responsibility, with Erik Friburg possible moving into the starting lineup.
Servando Carrasco    M    Orlando City SC
Carrasco had a single shot on goal Wednesday night as Orlando City played Toronto FC to a scoreless draw on the road.

Fantasy Analysis

Carrasco had a strong showing in Wednesday night's fixture, accounting for one of just three total shots on goal by Orlando City players and recording a game-high eight tackles and four interceptions in the draw. The midfielder exits September having combined for four shots and one assist in his last five starts and currently averaging an impressive two tackles, 1.9 interceptions and 1.2 clearances a game on the defensive side of the ball.
Kaka    M    Orlando City SC
Kaka had three shots (one on goal) Wednesday night as Orlando City played Toronto FC to a scoreless draw on the road.

Fantasy Analysis

Kaka has now gone four games without managing to find the back of the net, but nevertheless enters October trailing only Cyle Larin as Orlando City's leader in shots.
Joe Bendik    G    Orlando City SC
Bendik had four saves Wednesday night as Orlando City played Toronto FC to a scoreless draw on the road.

Fantasy Analysis

Bendik both tallied his first clean sheet since Aug. 20 and produced his best save total in five starts on Wednesday night. The showing provides him with a much-needed boost in confidence heading into a Sunday matchup with Montreal, this after Orlando City's starter in the net combined for a troubling 13:12 goal-to-save ratio in the month of September.
Alex Bono    G    Toronto FC
Bono had three saves in Wednesday night's scoreless draw with Orlando City.

Fantasy Analysis

Bono both tallied his first clean sheet since an Aug. 3 win over Real Salt Lake and recorded three total saves for the third time in as many starts on Wednesday. Toronto FC's goalkeeper exits the month of September having surrendered four total scores on a combined 10 shots on goal, but continuing to sport a glowing 1.07 goals-an-appearance average on the year.
Michael Bradley    M    Toronto FC
Bradley accounted for three tackles and five interceptions while also recording three key passes and dribbles each Wednesday as Toronto FC played Orlando City to a scoreless draw at home.

Fantasy Analysis

An impressive showing in Wednesday night's fixture found Bradley not only topping all players for interceptions and falling one tackle short of a game-high four, but, more importantly, recording the best overall rating of any player (8.21) in the scoreless draw. The defender now prepares for a Saturday night home contest against D.C. United having produced just one goal on a lone shot in the month of September, yet continuing to prove an absolute force to be reckoned with along Toronto FC's backline.