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Fantasy AnalysisTaylor 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.
Fantasy AnalysisMelano 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.
Fantasy AnalysisMattocks 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.
Fantasy AnalysisLodeiro'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.
Fantasy AnalysisCarrasco 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.
Fantasy AnalysisKaka 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBendik 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBono 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.
Fantasy AnalysisAn 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.