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Sal Zizzo    M/D    New York Red Bulls
Zizzo missed last week's match with a calf strain, but practiced this week and could be ready for Saturday's match against the Fire, Metro US reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zizzo had become a fixture in the starting XI this season and was replaced by Connor Lade last week. If Zizzo can't go, Lade would draw another start in a favorable spot at home against Chicago.
Kei Kamara    F    New England Revolution
Kamara did not travel with the team to Seattle for Saturday's match, according to Kyle McCarthy of the Boston Herald.

Fantasy Analysis

Kamara's wife is expecting a child, which is why he did not travel with the team. He will likely be replaced by Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the starting lineup, but Kamara will likely be back for the match against Columbus on May 6.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa missed practice earlier this week due to illness and is questionable for Saturday's match against the Crew.

Fantasy Analysis

This doesn't seem to be too serious so Villa should be good to go, but it's safe to check beforehand. In a tough spot, Villa will try to improve on his five goals and three assists this season.
John Mensah    D    Columbus Crew
Mensah (hamstring) has trained fully all week and could be in contention to play in Saturday's match against NYC FC, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mensah has supposedly been practicing for a couple weeks, but hasn't been fully ready to make an appearance. With Alex Crognale dealing with an ankle injury, this could be the match that Mensah returns.
Kaka    M    Orlando City SC
Kaka returned to full training this week and could be in contention to play in Saturday's match against Colorado, according to manager Jason Kreis.

Fantasy Analysis

Orlando has been playing well without Kaka, but they've been a bit more defensive with none of their games having more than three goals scored. Cristian Higuita will likely move back to a bench role when Kaka returns.
Chris Wingert    D    Real Salt Lake
Wingert suffered a head injury last match and is doubtful for Saturday's game against SKC.

Fantasy Analysis

Wingert has started in all but one match this season for RSL. In a tough spot with a depleted back line, Justin Schmidt could draw another start Saturday.
Joao Plata    F    Real Salt Lake
Plata is doubtful for Saturday's match against SKC due to a quad injury. He previously missed time because of a hip issue.

Fantasy Analysis

After playing a full 90 last match, Plata finds himself back on the injury report and unlikely to play. Unable to stay healthy, Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo have seen more time for RSL up front.
Ashtone Morgan    D    Toronto FC
Morgan has recovered from his stress fracture, but is still working his way up to match fitness and may not be ready for Friday's match against Houston, according to Sportsnet.

Fantasy Analysis

Even with Morgan out, the Toronto back line has been just fine with Justin Morrow and youngster Raheem Edwards filling in. The Toronto defense should be something to monitor going forward.
Clint Irwin    G    Toronto FC
Irwin (hamstring) returned to full training this week, but likely isn't ready for Friday's match against Houston, according to Sportsnet.

Fantasy Analysis

Alex Bono has started the last five matches for Toronto and will likely get a sixth on Friday. However, expect Irwin to fight for his starting spot as soon as next week.
Kortne Ford    D    Colorado Rapids
Ford has been suspended for Saturday's match against Orlando City due to a serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent during last weekend's match against Colorado, MLSsoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ford has started each of the last three games for the Rapids, and his absence will certainly be a tough blow while trying to slow down a decent Orlando City attack that could have Kaka back.
Nick Rimando    G    Real Salt Lake
Rimando is questionable for Saturday's match against Sporting KC because of a hamstring injury, according to Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Fantasy Analysis

Rimando's absence would certainly be a big blow to the RSL defense. Matt Van Oekel could get the start if Rimando has to sit out.
Rasmus Schuller    M    Minnesota United
Schuller is questionable for Saturday's match against San Jose because of a left thigh injury, the team's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Schuller's absence would be a hit to Minnesota's defensive depth, but his lack of a guaranteed spot in the starting XI means his absence isn't likely to affect many fantasy teams.
Marc Burch    D    Minnesota United
Burch is questionable for Saturday's match against San Jose because of a left hip injury, the team's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Loons' defense has improved considerably since they acquired Burch from the Rapids, and his absence would certainly be a blow against an Earthquakes attack that has been better than expected this season.
Kevin Molino    M    Minnesota United
Molino is questionable for Saturday's match against San Jose because of a left thigh injury, the team's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Molino's absence would be a major blow to the Loons' attack, as he comes in with three goals and three assists in seven starts this season.
Jake Gleeson    G    Portland Timbers
Gleeson (hip) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against FC Dallas, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gleeson was unable to play last weekend against Vancouver because of the injury, and his absence will likely allow Jeff Attinella to start again. On the plus side, Gleeson is expected to return to training next week and should be available to face the Earthquakes on May 6.
Diego Valeri    M    Portland Timbers
Valeri (hip) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against FC Dallas, The Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Valeri's absence will be a major blow to the Timbers' attack, and they'll have to rely more on Darlington Nagbe and Sebastian Blanco to push the ball towards the net. Valeri's injury is considered minor, and he is expected to return May 6 against the Earthquakes.
Sebastien Le Toux    M    D.C. United
Le Toux did not practice Tuesday with an elbow injury, according to Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

Fantasy Analysis

Le Toux suffered the injury during last Saturday's match, depleting the forward position for D.C. further, with Patrick Mullins already injured. If he misses any time with the injury he will likely be replaced by Jose Guillermo Ortiz in the starting lineup.
Alex Crognale    D    Columbus Crew
Crognale has a sprained ankle, according to Patrick Murphy of the Massive Report.

Fantasy Analysis

Crognale suffered the injury during last Saturday's match. It is possible he returns for Saturday's match, but if he does not make it back in time he will likely be replaced by Josh Williams.
Bismark Adjei-Boateng    M    Colorado Rapids
Adjei-Boateng will miss significant time with a back injury he suffered April 15.

Fantasy Analysis

Adjei-Boateng fractured three vertebrae, but he will not have surgery, and is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks from April 15. While he is injured Mohammed Saeid will be in the starting spot in the midfield.
Artur    M    Columbus Crew
Artur had surgery on his wrist Monday, after suffering the injury during Saturday's match.

Fantasy Analysis

Artur is expected to miss three matches following the surgery. His presence will be missed, and he will likely be replaced by Mohammed Abu in the starting lineup.
Nick DeLeon    M/D    D.C. United
DeLeon (thigh) is not starting for DC United against New England on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

DeLeon tried to recover, but he's been left out of the squad.
Patrick Mullins    F    D.C. United
Mullins (hamstring) returned to training this week and could be ready for Saturday's match against New England, the Washington Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

After starting the first few matches of the season, Mullins has missed the last three with Jose Guillermo Ortiz taking his spot. If healthy, both forwards will fight for time going forward.
Patrick Nyarko    F/M    D.C. United
Nyarko (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's match against New England, the Washington Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Nyarko missed the last match and probably won't be ready for a full 90 just yet. No one will specifically benefit in a tough match, but with Nick DeLeon also a question, someone new could find time in the D.C. midfield.
Steve Birnbaum    D    D.C. United
Birnbaum will miss Saturday's match at New England due to a concussion, the Washington Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Birnbaum has started every match for D.C. this season, so this will mix things up in a difficult situation. Kofi Opare or Sean Franklin will likely draw the start, although neither will hold much fantasy value against the Revs.
Khiry Shelton    F    New York City FC
Shelton has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks because of a hamstring injury suffered last Friday at Philadelphia, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Shelton's absence definitely hurts NYC's attacking depth, though without a regular spot in the starting lineup, he wasn't a great fantasy contributor.
Ronald Matarrita    D    New York City FC
Matarrita has been ruled out for four-to-six weeks because of a high ankle injury suffered in training, the club announced Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Matarrita's absence will be a major blow to NYC FC, who could use Rodney Wallace at left-back in the former's place.
Clément Diop    G    Los Angeles Galaxy
Diop is doubtful for Sunday's match against the Galaxy because of a hip injury, the team's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Diop suffered the injury during last weekend's match against Orlando City, though he was able to finish the match. If he is unable to play this Sunday, Brian Rowe could get the start.
Jacob Peterson    F    Atlanta United
Peterson is expected to be sidelined for at least one more week because of a muscular injury, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Peterson has missed the last two games because of the injury, though his fantasy impact is rather minimal even when fit because he doesn't have a regular starting spot.
Josef Martinez    F    Atlanta United
Martinez remains sidelined because of the hip injury suffered over the March international break, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Martinez's timetable of four-to-six weeks for a return optimistically had him back for next week's match against D.C. United, but given that he hasn't even begun light training yet, it's unclear when he'll be able to get back on the pitch. Hector Villalba and Kenwyne Jones will continue to compete for playing time up front.
Tim Howard    G    Colorado Rapids
Howard was suspended three games by Major League Soccer on Friday for using foul language toward a fan during last weekend's loss to Sporting KC, MLSsoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zac MacMath is expected to start in place of Howard, who will be eligible to return May 5 against Vancouver.
Brad Evans    M/D    Seattle Sounders FC
Evans could return from his calf injury in one-to-two weeks, the Seattle Times reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Evans' continued absence has been especially tough of late, as Gustav Svensson has had to play along the back line at both right-back and center-back with Roman Torres the most recent absence.

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