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Santiago Mosquera    M    FC Dallas
Mosquera took one shot, sent in one cross and assisted on the opening goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Houston. He subbed off in the 28th minute with a hamstring injury per FC Dallas reporter Carter Baum.

Fantasy Analysis

Mosquera whipped in an inch-perfect cross to earn an assist on the opening goal in the first minute of the match before pulling up lame mid-way through the first half. He was replaced by Tesho Akindele, who could see more playing time with Mosquera on the shelf.
Victor Rodriguez    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Rodriguez took two shots and assisted on a goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over Vancouver before limping off just before halftime.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez made his impact felt before hobbling off injured. He'll be evaluated in the coming days, but for now he looks unlikely for Wednesday's quick turnaround at San Jose.
Efrain Juarez    M    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Juarez was red carded in Saturday's 2-0 loss at Seattle.

Fantasy Analysis

Juarez was initially shown a yellow card for a hard foul before bumping the referee to earn his marching orders. He'll miss Vancouver's home game against Minnesota United with Aly Ghazal a potential replacement.
Lamine Sane    D    Orlando City SC
Sane remained out of the squad for Saturday's match against the Crew because of a quadriceps injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Sane did't train this week because of the injury and was unable to return for the club's match. With a few extra days to recover, he could take part in Thursday's match with NYC FC.
Earl Edwards, Jr.    G    Orlando City SC
Edwards was replaced in the 32nd minute of Saturday's game against the Crew because of an injury, Jordan Culver of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Edwards was receiving his second consecutive start after an impressive performance last week, but unfortunately he couldn't even make it to the break because of the injury. Joe Bendik replaced Edwards, who will undergo testing over the next couple of days to determine the nature of the injury.
Jorge Luis Corrales    M/D    Chicago Fire
Corrales left during the break of Saturday's 2-1 loss against Toronto after picking up a knock in the first half. Brandon Vincent replaced him as a left back.

Fantasy Analysis

This injury doesn't appear serious for Corrales as it could've be more of a strategy move as he already had a yellow card. His fantasy impact is minimal even as a left back for the Fire.
Alphonso Davies    M    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Davies is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Seattle.

Fantasy Analysis

Davies has been the subject of transfer rumors as of late due to the 17-year-olds rise as one of Vancouver's star players. He's likely to miss time until his transfer situation has been figured out.
Ezequiel Barco    F/M    Atlanta United
Barco is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with D.C. United.

Fantasy Analysis

Barco misses out for an undisclosed reason as he was expected to play heading into the match. Andrew Carleton replaces Barco on the left and will make his first MLS start.
Justin Meram    M    Orlando City SC
Meram (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's match with Columbus, Jordan Culver of Pro Soccer USA reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Meram will miss his third straight match as he continues to work through off-the-field issues. A return to training will be the best indicator that he could feature in a match, though he's out for the time being. His next chance to feature will come Thursday against New York City FC.
Marcelo Silva    D    Real Salt Lake
Silva is suspended for Saturday's match against Colorado due to card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Silva is unfortunate to miss a great chance for a clean sheet at home against the Rapids. Outside of three clean sheets this season, he hasn't provided much in fantasy in his 13 starts. With David Horst injured, his replacement on the back line is unknown, although it could end up being Nick Besler.
Diego Chara    M    Portland Timbers
Chara is suspended for Saturday's match against Montreal due to yellow card accumulation.

Fantasy Analysis

Chara's been good for defensive stats this season and already has eight yellow cards in 14 starts. Against the Impact, Andres Flores will likely return to the starting XI with Lawrence Olum in a central role.
Dominique Badji    F    Colorado Rapids
Badji will miss Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake as he's in the process of finalizing his green card, according to the team.

Fantasy Analysis

Badji has been Colorado's best scorer this season with seven goals and his absence won't help much, especially on the road. Yannick Boli could be set for another start, his seventh of the season.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa (knee) returned to training on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Villa had been out for two weeks with a semi-serious knee injury. Luckily for the team, Jesus Medina and Maxi Moralez lead the team to three straight wins in the last week. Despite their good form, Villa figures to take his spot back from Ishmael Tajouri-Shradi in the starting lineup July 26 against Orlando City.
Cristian Higuita    M    Orlando City SC
Higuita is still hindered by an adductor injury and not quite ready to return, according to Jordan Culver of prosoccerusa.com via manager James O'Connor.

Fantasy Analysis

Higuita has three goals this season from his position in defensive midfield, but has been out for the last month of competition. Uri Rosell is the current replacement for Higuita.
Anibal Godoy    M    San Jose Earthquakes
Godoy left Saturday's match against Montreal after 41 minutes with an undisclosed injury. He also picked up his fifth yellow card and will be suspended for the next match against Seattle.

Fantasy Analysis

Godoy was withdrawn after 41 minutes and proceeded to walk straight into the locker room, suggesting that he wasn't happy with his manager's decision. The 'Quakes are in the midst of a terrible run of form, and Godoy's absence is unlikely to be too influential to their success or fantasy.
Fatai Alashe    M    San Jose Earthquakes
Alashe (groin) played just four minutes before getting subbed off against Montreal on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Alashe was a sub himself for Anibal Godoy at the end of the first half before getting removed in a very public spat with manager Mikael Stahhre. With his team in turmoil, Alashe might miss up to two weeks with the injury.
Ike Opara    D    Sporting Kansas City
Opara (hamstring) didn't play Saturday against New York Red Bulls.

Fantasy Analysis

Opara suffered the injury July 8 against Toronto and his inability to practice at full speed lead to his exclusion from the match. Emiliano Amor was his replacement Saturday and should continue to be until Opara returns.
Paxton Pomykal    M    FC Dallas
Pomykal was called up to the United States U-20 national team camp that runs until July 22. As a result, he will likely miss the July 21 match against Houston.

Fantasy Analysis

Pomykal has four appearances (one start) this season and is unlikely to make a big fantasy impact if absent.
Liam Ridgewell    D    Portland Timbers
Ridgewell didn't travel to the LAFC match on Sunday with a "left lower leg knock", according to Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian.

Fantasy Analysis

Ridgewell hasn't played since the beginning of May but will return to the squad soon. Lawrence Olum kept the clean sheet Sunday and seems to be the current replacement at center-back.
Giles Barnes    F/M    Colorado Rapids
Barnes took two shots before exiting the match in the 52nd minutes with an apparent ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Barnes was immediately inserted into the starting lineup just one day after signing with the team. After showing flashes of his attacking prowess, he hobbled off with what looked like an ankle injury. We'll know in the coming days if he's forced to miss time with the injury, but it's clear that when he's healthy he's going to be given an opportunity in the attack.
Lee Nguyen    M    Los Angeles Football Club
Nguyen was sent off in the 84th minute of Sunday's goalless draw with the Timbers.

Fantasy Analysis

Nguyen received a straight red card when his lunging challenge caught an opposing player just below the knee. The call appeared to be briefly reviewed by the referee, who then decided to stick with his initial decision. Nguyen will be suspended for next week's fixture with Minnesota.
Jordan McCrary    D    Seattle Sounders FC
McCrary was sent off for a second yellow card foul in the 63rd minute of Sunday's match with Atlanta United.

Fantasy Analysis

McCrary committed a second rash challenge, giving the ref no choice but to show a second yellow card. He'll miss the July 21 match against Vancouver Whitecaps with his suspension.
Roman Torres    D    Seattle Sounders FC
Torres (ankle) will miss Sunday's match with Atlanta, Matt Pentz of the Athletic reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Torres suffered the injury while playing for Panama in the World Cup, which hasn't quite healed up and will keep him on the sideline. It's unclear what his return timetable is at this point.
Clint Dempsey    F/M    Seattle Sounders FC
Dempsey will miss Sunday's match with Atlanta due to a sore groin, Matt Pentz of the Athletic reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dempsey and Roman Torres (ankle) didn't travel with the team as they work through their respective injuries. Seattle will be forced to rely on Nicolas Lodeiro as their main attacking option with Dempsey sidelined.
Khiry Shelton    F    Sporting Kansas City
Shelton underwent succesful surgery to repair a torn meniscus and MCL in his right knee and will be out two-three months.

Fantasy Analysis

Shelton had been disappointing with two goals from 16 league appearances. This comes even with SKC on track to set a new regular season scoring record. With Shelton out, Diego Rubio is set to absorb the minutes first but Felipe Gutierrez is a good option to pick once he returns from his groin injury.
Ilsinho    M    Philadelphia Union
Ilsinho came off in the 17th minute of Wednesday's match with Chicago due to a probable groin injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Ilsinho became the second injury casualty in the match and was replaced by David Accam for the rest of the match. It remains to be seen how serious the injury is, but Ilsinho should have plenty of time to recover with his next match not until June 21 against LA Galaxy.
Jonathan Spector    D    Orlando City SC
Spector missed training Tuesday with a hamstring injury, according to Jordan Culver of prosoccerusa.com.

Fantasy Analysis

Spector left early in their last match against LAFC and has evidently suffered a more serious injury. If he is unable to play, Chris Schuler is a potential replacement Saturday against Toronto.
David Horst    D    Real Salt Lake
Horst will miss the rest of the 2018 season after tearing his Achilles, according to Christopher Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune. Horst suffered the injury while playing with the USL affiliate of RSL.

Fantasy Analysis

Horst has been a backup defender all season and didn't figure to make an impact in fantasy or any matches. He does add to a long list of major injuries that will not help the successes of RSL.
Florian Valot    M    New York Red Bulls
Valot tore his left ACL during training Thursday, his team announced on their website Sunday. He's set to miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Valot has been a reasonably productive midfielder this season with three goals and four assists. However, he adds to the woes of NYRB after manager Jesse Marsch departed last week. Look for the team to rely even more on Kaku for chance creation and Alex Muyl could take Valot's place in the formation going forward.
Kendall Waston    D    Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Waston (groin) didn't play Saturday against Chicago.

Fantasy Analysis

Waston hurt himself July 1 in his first match back from World Cup duty and has since missed his first full match. He was replaced by Jose Aja in the starting lineup, and Waston will hope to regain his fitness for the July 14 match against DC United.
Auro    M/D    Toronto FC
Auro (undisclosed) didn't play in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Minnesota.

Fantasy Analysis

Auro was hurt a couple of weeks ago and has been unable to fully recover. Gregory van der Wiel and Nico Hasler are options at right back in the coming matches with Auro out.

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