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Octavio Rivero    F    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Rivero is expected to transfer to Colo-Colo in Chile in the coming days, ending his time with the Whitecaps, Ahora Noticias in Chile reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rivero was almost in a trade to the Columbus Crew for Kei Kamara a few weeks back, but this move will take him out of Major League Soccer, where he's shown flashes of brilliance followed by maddening inconsistency. Kekuta Manneh could get more starts in Rivero's absence, as well as Erik Hurtado.
Gershon Koffie    M    New England Revolution
Koffie (knee) is unavailable for Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup match with the New York Cosmos.

Fantasy Analysis

Koffie has been battling a right knee sprain and will not be in the squad for Wednesday's match. There is no set timetable for his return.
Victor Bernardez    D    San Jose Earthquakes
Bernardez is dealing with a lower right leg injury and will be unavailable for Friday's match with the Fire, Robert Jonas of Center Line Soccer reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bernardez left Saturday's Cali Clasico in the ninth minute with a lower right leg injury. Chad Barrett replaced Bernardez, eventually scoring the 90th minute equalizer. A return date has not yet been specified.
Zach Steinberger    M   
Steinberger was loaned to the Jacksonville Armada of the NASL on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Steinberger's loan with Jacksonville will go through the end of the 2016 season. He made six total appearances for the Dynamo last season, but has not appeared for Houston in 2016.
Jake Gleeson    G    Portland Timbers
Gleeson made four saves in a 3-2 win over Houston on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Gleeson has allowed two goals in six of his last eight games and only has one clean sheet this season. He faces another tall task on the Fourth of July against the league leading Colorado Rapids.
Diego Valeri    M    Portland Timbers
Valeri was involved on all three goals in a 3-2 win over Houston on Sunday. He assisted on the opener before scoring two penalty kick goals late in the game to complete the comeback. Valeri finished with seven shots, four shots on goal and 11 crosses.

Fantasy Analysis

It's no secret that Valeri is one of the most dangerous midfielders in the league. He has all the makings of a player to build a fantasy team around, especially in formats that award points for shots and crosses.
Michael Bradley    M    Toronto FC
Bradley is back in Toronto to have a knee injury evaluated, according to Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press.

Fantasy Analysis

Bradley didn't miss any time during Copa America for the U.S. Men's National Team, and it's unclear if the injury is serious enough to keep him out for TFC. Bradley's continued absence surely won't help Toronto, though his fantasy upside isn't overly high in most formats given his role as a holding midfielder.
Clint Irwin    G    Toronto FC
Team representatives confirmed Tuesday that Irwin has been diagnosed with a quadriceps strain and is expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks, SportsNet.ca reports.

Fantasy Analysis

A non-contact injury suffered during the 70th minute of Saturday's 3-2 road loss at Orlando, Irwin's quadricep stain leaves Toronto suddenly scrambling to find a replacement in the net in advance of Wednesday's Amway Canadian Championship final versus Vancouver and Saturday's home fixture with Seattle. It seems likely that the Reds will tap either Alex Bono or Quilian Roberts as a replacement for Irwin, one of the best overall keepers in the league. Given their relative inexperience (one MLS appearance between the two of them), however, fantasy owners shouldn't be too surprised to find the club making a move to bring in a more seasoned third option as well.
Jonathan Osorio    M    Toronto FC
Osorio had one shot on goal and earned a pair of assists Saturday as Toronto FC fell to Orlando City SC 3-2 on the road.

Fantasy Analysis

Osorio may have watched in frustration as his lone shot on goal in Saturday night's fixture was knocked away at the last moment by Orlando's Cyle Larin, yet that he managed to register a career-best for assists (two) in the defeat seemed to more than make up for that particular shortcoming. The midfielder, who has now started and logged a full 90 minutes playing time in each of his club's last three outings, heads into the month of July now tied with Jozy Altidore for third-most assists on the team.
Sebastian Giovinco    F    Toronto FC
Giovinco had a team-high six shots and posted a single assist Saturday as Toronto FC fell to Orlando City SC 3-2 on the road.

Fantasy Analysis

A beauty of a backwards flick pass to teammate Jordan Hamilton at the 47th minute mark of Saturday's fixture not only opened up scoring for Toronto, but also left Giovinco having registered his sixth assist of 2016. The standout midfielder too managed to lead his club in both shots (six) and shots on goal (two) in the loss and now finds himself ranked second overall in MLS in both of those respective categories. Pair those numbers with the third-most goals scored in the league to date this year, and it is easy to understand why Giovinco continues to remain one of the fantasy options heading into the month of July.