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Baggio Husidic    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Husidic (calf) is not in the 18-man squad to face the Earthquakes on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Husidic is going to find playing time hard to come by when he does return to full fitness, so his continued absence isn't likely to affect too many fantasy teams.
Jose Villarreal    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Villarreal (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face the Earthquakes on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Villarreal started the Galaxy's USL match last Sunday, with the expectation that he would be back for Friday's match. With the Galaxy off next weekend, his next opportunity to play an MLS match will be Sept. 12 against the Impact.
Abdul-Fatai Alashe    M    San Jose Earthquakes
Alashe (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face the Galaxy on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Alashe left last weekend's match against D.C. United with the injury and it'll cost him another game, with his next opportunity to play coming next Saturday against the Union.
Matias Perez Garcia    M    San Jose Earthquakes
Perez Garcia (hamstring) is available off the bench Friday against the Galaxy.

Fantasy Analysis

Perez Garcia is a consistent starter when he's fully fit, and his position on the bench Friday certainly makes him an unsavory fantasy option, but it's a step in the right direction to get his starting job back next Saturday against Philadelphia.
Dan Kennedy    G    FC Dallas
Kennedy (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake, Stephen Hunt of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kennedy was a surprising scratch from last week's game in Vancouver but it turns out FC Dallas had been keeping his right knee strain under wraps until official lineups needed to be published. If the netminder is unable to play Saturday then Jesse Gonzalez will be in line for just the second start of his MLS career.
Mauro Diaz    M    FC Dallas
Diaz (quad) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake, Stephen Hunt of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Diaz sat out last week against Vancouver but apparently his quad injury isn't severe enough to immediately be ruled out for this coming Saturday. His status won't be made clear until lineups are officially announced ahead of kickoff but Rolando Escobar will be waiting in the wings if Diaz is deemed unfit.
Bill Hamid    G    D.C. United
Hamid (general soreness) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Red Bulls, Steven Goff of The Washington Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hamid sat out last week against the Earthquakes but another absence would be fairly surprising since manager Ben Olsen was simply allowing his goalkeeper to rest in preparation for the final stretch of the season. If he's ruled out for whatever reason, Andrew Dykstra will almost certainly receive another start in net.
Fabian Espindola    F    D.C. United
Espindola (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Red Bulls, Steven Goff of The Washington Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Espindola sat out the last three games with a sprained left knee but he's returned to training and seems to be in line for a comeback. He almost always starts when healthy, so a direct return to the starting XI alongside Chris Rolfe and Alvaro Saborio is not out of question.
Federico Higuain    F    Columbus Crew
Higuain is dealing with soreness in his left hamstring and is considered questionable for Saturday's game against NYC FC, Adam Jardy of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Higuain faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's game and his availability won't be made clear until official lineups are published shortly before kickoff. If he's unable to play, Cedrick Mabwati could be given his first MLS start.
Joevin Jones    D    Chicago Fire
Jones (groin) is expected to play in Saturday's game against Orlando City after successfully participating in Friday's training session, Danny Michallik of CSN Chicago reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones was dealing with a tight groin earlier in the week but has drastically improved over just a few days and seems to be in store for his 21st start of the season Saturday.