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Tomas Martinez    F    Houston Dynamo
Martinez took three shots, putting two on goal in Thursday's 3-0 loss at Seattle. He was sent off in the 66th minute for violent conduct.

Fantasy Analysis

With Houston already heading for a season-ending loss, Martinez lost his cool and lashed out at Seattle's Jordy Delem. Martinez showed well in limited minutes during his first season in Major League Soccer, but he'll miss the first game of the 2018 regular season.
Romell Quioto    F    Houston Dynamo
Quioto has been ruled out for Thursday's playoff game against the Sounders because of an illness, according to Corey Roepken of the Houston Chronicle.

Fantasy Analysis

Quioto's absence is a massive blow to the Dynamo's attack, especially with Alberth Elis suspended. Mauro Manotas will lead the line in their absences, with Alex and Thomas Martinez joining him in the attack.
Alberth Elis    M    Houston Dynamo
Elis took four shots, suffered three fouls, committed a foul, and was shown a yellow card in the 29th minute of Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Seattle.

Fantasy Analysis

The yellow card means Elis will be suspended for the second leg of the Western Conference Championship at Seattle on November 30 due to yellow card accumulation. His absence is a big blow to Houston's MLS Cup hopes, as he is one of Houston's top attacking weapons. Erick "Cubo" Torres or Romell Quioto could start in his place.
Jalil Anibaba    D    Houston Dynamo
Anibaba was sent off in the 28th minute of Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Seattle for denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

Fantasy Analysis

Anibaba dragged Joevin Jones down inside the box to earn his marching orders and setup a penalty kick for Seattle. Fortunately Dynamo GK Joe Willis made the save on the ensuing PK, but Anibaba will be forced to miss the second leg of the Western Conference Championship on November 30. Dylan Remick could start at right back in place of the suspended Anibaba.
Artur    M    Columbus Crew
Artur made six tackles, suffered two fouls, committed three fouls and picked up a yellow card in the 33rd minute of Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Toronto FC.

Fantasy Analysis

The yellow card means Artur will miss the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at Toronto on November 29. The suspension is a big blow to the Columbus midfield, as Artur has been an important defensive presence in the center of the field.
David Accam    F/M    Chicago Fire
Accam underwent minor surgeries and is expected to be ready for training by the end of the year, reports Gullermo Rivera of ChicagoNow.

Fantasy Analysis

At times, Accam was one of the most electric players in the league this past season, but he failed to close on a good note. He finished with 14 goals and eight assists, but didn't find the score sheet in the last seven matches of the season.
Ben Zemanski    M    Portland Timbers
Zemanski is unavailable for Sunday's playoff game against the Dynamo because of a meniscus injury, according to Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian.

Fantasy Analysis

Zemanski wasn't a consistent starter this season, but with a multitude of injuries along the Timbers' back line, he may have warranted a start Sunday. The severity of the injury is unclear, so his return date is cloudy at the moment.
Roy Miller    D    Portland Timbers
Miller is out indefinitely after suffering a rupturing his Achilles in training Saturday, according to Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian.

Fantasy Analysis

Miller's absence is a huge blow to the Timbers' defense as Larrys Mabiala is out with a hip injury. Lawrence Olum will start at center-back Sunday against Houston, while Miller could miss a decent portion of the 2018 season because of his injury.
Sacha Kljestan    M    New York Red Bulls
Kljestan was sent off at halftime of Sunday's playoff match at Toronto.

Fantasy Analysis

Kljestan was involved in an incident with Jozy Altidore in the first half and it apparently carried over into the tunnel during the break. Kljestan would miss the opening match of the Eastern Conference finals if the Red Bulls can advance.
Tyler Deric    G    Houston Dynamo
Deric has been suspended indefinitely by Major League Soccer after he was arrested for an alleged domestic incident, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Joe Willis will take over in net for Deric as the Dynamo face Portland in the playoffs Sunday.
Juninho    M    Chicago Fire

Fantasy Analysis

Juninho missed eight of the last 12 matches of the season because of the issue, and while the issue required surgery, he is expected to be fit for the start of training camp in January.
A.J. DeLaGarza    D    Houston Dynamo
DeLaGarza underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday, and he is expected to be sidelined for six-to-nine months, the club announced.

Fantasy Analysis

DeLaGarza suffered his injury during the regular-season finale against Chicago, and given the timetable for return, he's slated to miss a good portion of the 2018 season.
Larrys Mabiala    D    Portland Timbers
Mabiala suffered a hip injury during the first half of Monday's playoff match against Houston, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mbaiala's absence would be a really tough hit to the Timbers' defense for the second leg Sunday, especially with a number of midfielders also falling to the injury bug.
Diego Chara    M    Portland Timbers
Chara broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot during Monday's playoff game against the Dynamo, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Chara's injury is a major hit to the Timbers' midfield, especially with David Guzman already out with a knee injury. There is a chance Guzman could return for the second leg Sunday, but it appears that Chara's season is likely over.
Osvaldo Alonso    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Alonso (quad) played 16 minutes off the bench during Sunday's playoff game against the Whitecaps, completing 14 passes and winning one tackle.

Fantasy Analysis

Alonso was questionable for the match due to the injury, but a return Sunday could allow him to get back in the starting XI for the second leg Thursday.
Connor Maloney    D    Columbus Crew
Maloney received surgery on his knee this week and will miss the playoffs, according to team correspondent Patrick Murphy.

Fantasy Analysis

This isn't major news as Maloney has appeared in just two matches this season. It wasn't a major injury so he'll be back for the 2018 campaign.
Greg Garza    D    Atlanta United
Garza is still dealing with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play in Thursday's match against the Crew.

Fantasy Analysis

Out for the last four weeks, there haven't been many updates regarding Garza from the team. Look for Chris McCann to start at left back once again after playing 90 minutes there last match.
Sal Zizzo    M/D    New York Red Bulls
Zizzo (knock) is not in the 18-man squad to face the Fire on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Zizzo suffered his injury this past Sunday, and given the short turnaround between matches, it's unsurprising he failed to make the 18.
Tim Melia    G    Sporting Kansas City
Melia will miss Thursday's match against Houston as he's not recovered from a hamstring injury suffered earlier in the month, reports Sam McDowell of the KC Star.

Fantasy Analysis

This isn't a major surprise for Sporting, but it's not great news either way. Andrew Dykstra will likely remain in net after giving up two goals at Houston only a few weeks ago.
Clement Diop    G    Los Angeles Galaxy
Diop was sent off in the 71st minute of Sunday's 5-1 loss to FC Dallas.

Fantasy Analysis

Already down three goals, Diop came out and fouled the onrushing Kellyn Acosta as he latched onto a poor back pass. His side went on to lose, cementing their position in last place, and Diop will miss the start of the 2018 campaign to boot.
Michael Barrios    M    FC Dallas
Barrios scored a goal on three shot attempts to go along with three crosses and two tackles during Sunday's 5-1 win over the Galaxy.

Fantasy Analysis

Barrios was a thorn in the side of the visiting defense all afternoon and scored his third goal of the season when he finished Mauro Diaz's feed in the 68th minute. Though he couldn't quite match his nine goals from last season, Barrios blew past his previous career high with 12 assists. He will look to continue his productive ways in 2018.
Axel Sjoberg    D    Colorado Rapids
Sjoberg picked up a red card with a half hour to play Sunday against Colorado.

Fantasy Analysis

Sjoberg's red card was an appropriate symbol of Colorado's season as their defense failed to repeat last season's success and the team struggled mightily. The future for Colorado is unclear as a season like this will surely result in a large roster rehaul.
Luciano Acosta    M    D.C. United
Acosta assisted on the opening goal in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. He was also shown a red card in the 70th minute for violent conduct.

Fantasy Analysis

It was a fitting finish to a frustrating season for both Acosta and D.C. United. The young Argentine showed flashes of brilliance on occasion, but was inconsistent throughout the majority of the 2017 season. He finishes the season with five goals and five assists, and the red card means he'll miss the 2018 season opener.
Fanendo Adi    F    Portland Timbers
Adi (hamstring) is not in the match day squad for Sunday's match with Vancouver.

Fantasy Analysis

Adi's absence comes as no surprise to fantasy owners as he's been sidelined since early August.
Marco Donadel    M    Montreal Impact
Donadel will miss the regular-season finale due to undisclosed reasons, reports Joey Alfieri of TSN690.

Fantasy Analysis

In a meaningless match, it's not too surprising that Donadel misses out as he's dealt with a nagging knee injury to close the season. He finished with two goals and one assist in 19 appearances for Montreal.
Kyle Fisher    D    Montreal Impact
Fisher (shin) will miss the season finale against New England, reports Joey Alfieri of TSN690.

Fantasy Analysis

Fisher had a nice run of starts in the middle of the season, but has rarely featured since July. He finished with 15 starts and 20 appearances to go with one goal and three clean sheets.
Chris Duvall    D    Montreal Impact
Duvall will miss the season finale against New England due to an ankle injury, reports Joey Alfieri of TSN690.

Fantasy Analysis

Duvall picked up the injury a couple weeks ago and it will cost him the last few matches of the season. He had a decent campaign, making 25 starts, scoring once and assisting twice to go with five clean sheets.
Maxime Chanot    D    New York City FC
Chanot will miss yet another match due to his groin injury, according to head coach Patrick Vieira.

Fantasy Analysis

It's been an injury-plagued season for Chanot as he hasn't appeared since July. At this point, it seems unlikely he'll be ready for the postseason, although his status remains unclear in that aspect.
Keegan Rosenberry    D    Philadelphia Union
Rosenberry has been suspended and will miss the last match of the season for Philly, reports Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fantasy Analysis

It's been a rough season for Rosenberry and ends on a bad note after a untimely tweet that the organization didn't appreciate. Rosenberry finished the 2017 season with 11 starts and 14 appearances, securing two clean sheets and one assist.
Tony Beltran    D    Real Salt Lake
Beltran will miss Sunday's match against SKC due to the knee injury suffered last weekend, reports Maddie Lee of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Fantasy Analysis

This isn't too surprising for Beltran and he may end up missing the playoffs if RSL make it there. Demar Phillips will likely get the start in Beltran's place.
Cyle Larin    F    Orlando City SC
Larin was not available for Sunday's match against Columbus because of a hip flexor issue, according to Alicia Rose DelGallo of the Orlando Sentinel.

Fantasy Analysis

Larin's absence was a hit to the Lions' attack, though with no playoff aspirations it wasn't an overly big deal. The severity of the issue hasn't been disclosed by the club, so it's unclear if Larin will be able to return for Sunday's season finale at Philadelphia.

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