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Tony Taylor    F    New York City FC
Taylor was stretchered off the in first half of Sunday's match against the Timbers with a potentially serious knee injury, the New York Daily News reports. “The initial signs are not good,” head coach Jason Kreis said.

Fantasy Analysis

Taylor suffered the injury on a non-contact play while trying to cut back to defend Darlington Nagbe. Taylor got the start in place of the injured David Villa, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury, which doesn't help matters with NYC FC slating to play again Friday in Chicago.
Nick Rimando    G    Real Salt Lake
Rimando failed to save the only shot on goal in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Vancouver.

Fantasy Analysis

Rimando was with the US Men's National Team for Wednesday's international friendly against Mexico, but he was back at it Saturday, though it was hardly a good result. RSL have now gone scoreless in back-to-back matches after beating San Jose 1-0 back on April 5. Up next is a Saturday trip to face the Revolution.
Darren Mattocks    F    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Mattocks scored the game-winner in the 80th minute of Vancouver's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mattocks has been a fairly solid performer of late, scoring two goals and assisting on another in his last three games. With consistent playing time, he seems all but certain to pass his career-high of seven goals, which he netted back in 2012.
David Ousted    D    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Ousted made four saves to post a clean sheet during Vancouver's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ousted has made at least four saves in five of seven matches this season, and he is tied with D.C. United's Bill Hamid for third in MLS with 22.
Jason Hernandez    D    New York City FC
Hernandez (calf) is out for Sunday's match against Portland.

Fantasy Analysis

Hernandez was considered questionable due to the ailment, and Kwame Watson-Siriboe will get the start in his place.
Mix Diskerud    M    New York City FC
Diskerud is out for Sunday's game against Portland after suffering an ankle injury in training Saturday, according to the New York Post

Fantasy Analysis

Diskerud's absence will be magnified, as NYC FC are also without David Villa, who left Thursday's game against Philadelphia with a hamstring injury.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Portland, according to the New York Post.

Fantasy Analysis

Villa was highly questionable after being forced out of Thursday's game against Philadelphia due to the ailment. Khiry Shelton, Patrick Mullins and Tony Taylor will start up top in the 4-3-3.
Clint Dempsey    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Dempsey assisted on Lamar Neagle's fifth-minute goal, while also taking three shots, including one on goal, during Seattle's 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Dempsey lasted 70 minutes after playing for the US Men's National Team on Wednesday, and he now has an assist in both of his last two starts. On the season, Dempsey has three goals and three assists in four appearances, and he remains an elite fantasy option.
Gabriel Torres    F    Colorado Rapids
Torres scored in the 22nd minute of Colorado's 3-1 loss to Seattle on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

After going scoreless in the first four matches of the season, the Rapids have turned it on of late, particularly Torres, who has two goals and one assist in his last two games. Torres is now just one goal shy of his MLS career-high, and he seems to be linking up well with Dillon Powers, who set him up Saturday.
Dillon Powers    M    Colorado Rapids
Powers assisted on Gabriel Torres' 22nd-minute goal during Saturday's 3-1 loss to Seattle on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

After failing to score in their first four games of the season, the Rapids are finally starting to turn it on, even with just one goal Saturday. Powers has picked up an assist in back-to-back games, as well as netting last weekend against Dallas, putting him on a solid pace to break his mark of nine assists last season.