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Latest MLS Injury News

The latest MLS injury news and player status updates.

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Dylan Remick    D    Houston Dynamo
Remick (concussion) was placed on the Season-Ending Injury List by his club on Monday. He suffered the injury in preseason and has been unable to regain his fitness.

Fantasy Analysis

Remick was an impressive player last season with two goals in 17 appearances during the regular season. He also was integral in bringing his team to the Western Conference Final with the winning goal. However, Remick had yet to appear this season and he'll now have plenty of time to make a full recovery.
Zack Steffen    G    Columbus Crew
Steffen underwent meniscus surgery on his knee and it is unknown if he will be able to play until the LA Galaxy match July 7, according to Andrew Erickson of The Columbus Dispatch. Steffen is still out June 30 against Real Salt Lake.

Fantasy Analysis

Steffen suffered the knock last week and it has proven to be serious enough for surgery. Jon Kempin will start as long as Steffen can't play.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa suffered a knee injury in Sunday's match against Toronto and will miss one-to-two weeks of action, according to MLSSoccer.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Villa only made it 28 minutes in the match, which was a disappointment for any fantasy owner. He was replaced by Jesus Medina in this match, but the formation may change with Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Jo Inge Berget leading the line in upcoming matches.
Eric Alexander    M    Houston Dynamo
Alexander received a second yellow card and was sent off in the 87th minute of Saturday's 3-2 loss at Kansas City.

Fantasy Analysis

As a defensive midfielder, Alexander doesn't offer much for fantasy purposes. He will miss Houston's next game versus LA FC on July 3.
Marcel de Jong    D    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
De Jong remained sidelined for Saturday's match against the Union with a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

De Jong is apparently close to returning, but this match simply came too soon as he continues to recover. His next chance to return will come next weekend against the Rapids.
Cristian Colman    F    FC Dallas
Colman (undisclosed) remained sidelined for Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Red Bulls with an injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Colman was seemingly in line to return to the team after missing the last two weeks, but he didn't even make the bench for this contest. His next chance to return will come Friday against Minnesota.
Daniel Royer    M    New York Red Bulls
Royer was shown a straight red card in the 26th minute of Saturday's 3-0 win over FC Dallas.

Fantasy Analysis

Royer clumsily followed through on a challenge on Dallas' Kellyn Acosta and was give his marching orders after leaving the player down in pain. He'll be suspended for next week's match against Toronto and could possibly see further disciplinary action.
Yordy Reyna    M    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Reyna was sent off in second half stoppage time during Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Reyna earned his first caution in the 82nd minute and was sent off after aggressively blocking off an opposing player inside the area in the 94th. The fiery attacker had three goals and three assists over his last five matches, but his second red card of the season will have him suspended for next week's fixture with the Rapids.
Jose Aja    D    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Aja was sent off in the 72nd minute of Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Union.

Fantasy Analysis

Aja gave away a penalty and was shown a red card for a pull from behind on an attacker inside the box. He'll be suspended for next weekend's match against the Rapids.
Marlon Hairston    M/D    Colorado Rapids
Hairston left Saturday's match against Minnesota in the 33rd minute with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Hairston recently returned from a knee injury so this isn't a good sign for him with only six starts this season. He was replaced by Enzo Martinez, who grabbed an assist in the process.
Haris Medunjanin    M    Philadelphia Union
Medunjanin will miss two extra matches due to his outburst aimed at the referee June 2 against Atlanta. He's now unable to play June 23 against Vancouver and June 30 against LAFC.

Fantasy Analysis

Medunjanin lost all composure when arguing with the referee, and it was only a matter of time before an additional suspension was announced. Marcus Epps is a likely candidate to get minutes with Medunjanin out.
Lamine Sane    D    Orlando City SC
Sane (knee) started in Wednesday's US Open Cup match with DC United.

Fantasy Analysis

Sane has been out for a month and the defense greatly struggled in his absence. With this midweek appearance, it could be a good sign he's ready to start June 23 against Montreal.
Ronald Matarrita    D    New York City FC
Matarrita has been ruled out for the World Cup because of a muscular injury suffered during training that will keep him sidelined for at least two weeks, El Mundo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The timing of Matarrita's injury is a huge blow given he finally made the World Cup roster, but the length of his absence should allow him to play for New York City FC sometime next month.
Brad Evans    M/D    Sporting Kansas City
Evans returned to training this week, according to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Evans has yet to feature this season for a team that has suddenly been blighted by injuries, so any returns are needed. His first chance to return is June 23 against Houston.
Yohan Croizet    M    Sporting Kansas City
Croizet has returned to training after suffering a hamstring injury June 4, according to Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Croizet is a prominent attacking player for SKC, which may have lead to the 0-0 draw in his absence Saturday. The Frenchman still has over a week to train before the match with Houston June 23, but if he can't go Wan Kuzain is a potential replacement.
Matt Besler    D    Sporting Kansas City
Besler suffered a hamstring injury Saturday against Portland but isn't considered serious, according to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Besler has been pairing with Ike Opara to form one of the league's best defenses this season. Besler was held out of training this week as a precaution. His absence would be a huge blow, and Emiliano Amor is a likely option as long as Besler is out.
Jimmy Medranda    M/D    Sporting Kansas City
Medranda has been out of action due to swelling in his knee and is set to get an MRI, according to Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star.

Fantasy Analysis

Medranda last played May 20, and likely won't see the field until his knee is completely free of problems. Seth Sinovic will likely continue to start in his absence.
Jerome Thiesson    D    Minnesota United
Thiesson was a limited participant in training Thursday according to Jeff Rueter of The Athletic.

Fantasy Analysis

Thiesson was a regular at full-back as the season began, but has had to take his time with a sensitive groin injury. He still has a week before the match at Colorado June 23.
Jeisson Vargas    M    Montreal Impact
Vargas left Wednesday's match with Orlando City with an undisclosed injury in the 34th minute.

Fantasy Analysis

Vargas found himself unable to continue in the match and was replaced by Ken Krolicki. It remains to be seen why Vargas couldn't go on.
Cristian Higuita    M    Orlando City SC
Higuita was handed his fifth yellow card of the season against Montreal on Wednesday which triggers a one-match suspension.

Fantasy Analysis

Higuita was booked for a foul on Nacho Piatti, and will now be out against Montreal June 23. Will Johnson is a probable option if healthy next match.
Kelvin Leerdam    D    Seattle Sounders FC
Leerdam was ruled out for Wednesday's match with New York Red Bulls with a right hamstring strain.

Fantasy Analysis

Leerdam has regularly featured this season in defense, but found himself unable to go with an injury suffered over the weekend. Jordan McCrary got the start in Leerdam's absence.
Will Johnson    M/D    Orlando City SC
Johnson is questionable for Wednesday's match with Montreal after picking up a hamstring injury in last Saturday's 5-2 loss to Vancouver, Pro Soccer USA reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson trained during Tuesday's session and noted that he was feeling good following the session. He's been a consistent starter this season and should be in the starting XI if he's available.
Scott Sutter    D    Orlando City SC
Sutter (knee) participated in training Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's match, Pro Soccer USA reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sutter hasn't played since early April and will likely be eased back into action, which will likely leave him out of the match day squad against New England.
Santiago Mosquera    M    FC Dallas
Mosquera (undisclosed) has been ruled out two to three weeks, according to Pro Soccer USA.

Fantasy Analysis

Mosquera picked up the injury in Saturday's 2-0 win over Montreal, as he tried to play through an initial injury, but ended up doing more damage. Tesho Akindele could see the majority of Mosquera's playing time while he's sidelined.
Vincent Bezecourt    M    New York Red Bulls
Bezecourt is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a MCL sprain, his club announced on their official Twitter page Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Bezecourt suffered the injury early into Saturday's match with Columbus and will now be out for most of the Summer. Typically featuring as a role player, regulars Tyler Adams, Daniel Royer and Kaku will still get most of the minutes in midfield.
Chris McCann    M    Atlanta United
McCann (hamstring) will be unavailable Wednesday against Columbus, according to manager Gerardo Martino as reported by Mitchell Northam of prosoccerusa.com on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

McCann was rested Sunday against NYCFC, and will now get an extra two weeks to recover. His next chance to play is June 23 against Portland.
Andrew Wenger    F/M    Houston Dynamo
Wenger was subbed out of Saturday's 2-0 win over Colorado with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Wenger made the start, but left after 25 minutes when he tightened up. He has been extremely versatile this season, starting the first 10 games at forward, winger and right-back positions. With almost two weeks until the Sporing Kansas City match June 23, Wenger will have a good amount of time to recover.
Romain Alessandrini    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Alessandrini missed Saturday's 3-0 win due to a hamstring issue according to Adam Serrano of LA Galaxy.

Fantasy Analysis

His absence was noted as precautionary, and with three weeks to recover before the June 30th clash at San Jose he could be recovered in time to slot back into the starting lineup.
Sebastian Lletget    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Lletget exited the match in the 49th minute with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Lletget went down early in the second half with an apparent ankle injury. It is too soon to tell if he will miss more time, but if he does it will likely be Servando Carrasco taking over set piece duties for the time being with Romain Alessandrini also nursing an injury.
Lamar Neagle    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Neagle left Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup match early with a groin injury in the first half.

Fantasy Analysis

Neagle doesn't have a start in league play so his absence won't change much outside of hurting depth. In fact, he still doesn't have a league start with Seattle since returning to the club in 2017.
Yangel Herrera    M    New York City FC
Herrera has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic ankle surgery, his club announced Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Herrera has been out since suffering the injury May 25, and will now be unavailable the rest of the way. The Venezuelan had been impressive in defense, currently sitting third in the league with 55 tackles and 40 won. Tommy McNamara and Ebenezer Ofori are potential replacements in midfield going forward.

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