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Clint Irwin    G    Toronto FC
Irwin (quad) joined Toronto FC II on loan Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Irwin is working his way back from a quad injury, and he'll join the USL side to help finish up his recovery. If all goes well, he could return to TFC for their Sept. 10 game against Chicago.
Clint Dempsey    F/M    Seattle Sounders FC
Dempsey will not play Sunday against Portland, as he is undergoing an evaluation for an irregular heartbeat, the team's official site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dempsey scored twice in last weekend's match against Portland before being rested for the Wednesday game against Houston. The team did not release any other details about the situation, so it is unclear exactly how much time he will miss. Nelson Valdez could get more playing time in Dempsey's absence.
Nicolas Lodeiro    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Lodeiro scored the equalizer in the 94th minute of Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Houston. He finished with three crosses, two shots and drew three fouls.

Fantasy Analysis

Lodeiro has two goals and four assists over his last four games. He has been fantasy gold since joining the Sounders and will continue to be leaned upon as Seattle make a playoff push.
Andreas Ivanschitz    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Ivanschitz assisted on the equalizer in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Houston. He also made three crosses in just 12 minutes of action.

Fantasy Analysis

Ivanschitz contributed his team leading seventh assist of the season and now has two in his last three appearances. He came off the bench in this one but should shift back into the starting XI on Sunday at Portland.
Joevin Jones    D    Seattle Sounders FC
Jones assisted on the equalizer in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Houston.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones came off the bench in this one, likely to give him a breather in the midst of Seattle's busy schedule. The wing back has two goals and two assists on the season and figures to factor on the scoresheet even more as the Sounders make a playoff push.
Stefan Frei    G    Seattle Sounders FC
Frei made three saves in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Houston.

Fantasy Analysis

Frei has allowed one goal in five straight matches. He's been solid in goal but hasn't kept a clean sheet since mid-July and faces a tall task at Portland on Sunday.
Andrew Wenger    F    Houston Dynamo
Wenger took three shots and scored a goal in 29 minutes of action in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite this being the first goal for Wenger in nearly two months, he leads the Dynamo with five goals on the season. He's been inconsistent in both minutes and production but can make for a good differential play when given the start.
Will Bruin    F    Houston Dynamo
Bruin had four shots and an assist in 30 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Seattle.

Fantasy Analysis

Bruin has come off the bench in the last three games after starting 17 of 20 games earlier in the season. He's capable of chiming in with a goal from time to time but isn't recommended for fantasy purposes as long as he's coming off the bench.
Ricardo Clark    M    Houston Dynamo
Clark took five shots and had an assist in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders.

Fantasy Analysis

The five shots matched a career high and Clark seems to be taking on an increased role in the Dynamo attack lately. He scored a goal last game and has also scored in three straight against Saturday's opponent FC Dallas.
Joe Willis    G    Houston Dynamo
Willis made one save in Wednesday's 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.

Fantasy Analysis

Willis was seconds away from his fourth clean sheet of the season when Nicolas Lodeiro struck for a 94th minute equalizer. It was a disappointing finish but Willis has been solid of late, having allowed one goal or less in his last nine appearances. Up next is another addition of the Texas Derby with FC Dallas coming to town on Saturday.