NY City 24.3.18
Ring out 4 weeks with knee injury
New York City announced prior to Saturday's match at the New England Revolution that midfielder Alex Ring is expected to miss four weeks with a right knee injury. Ring picked up the injury while in camp with the Finland national team. He was not in the team nor on the bench for Friday's 0-0 friendly draw against Macedonia.
Polster expected to miss 5-6 weeks
The Chicago Fire announced on Monday that defender Matt Polster suffered a Grade 2 right MCL sprain during training on March 16. Polster is expected to be out of action for five to six weeks. The 24-year-old started 21 matches for the Fire last season after switching positions from central midfield to right back.
Morris undergoes surgery for torn ACL
The Seattle Sounders announced on Friday that forward Jordan Morris underwent successful right knee surgery on Wednesday. Morris, who tore his ACL during the Sounders' Concacaf Champions League game against Santa Tecla on February 22, will begin rehabilitation immediately. The team did not offer a new timetable for Morris' return following the surgery, but when the torn ACL was first diagnosed following the game, general manager Garth Lagerwey said the team would rule him out for the entire campaign.
Molino likely out for season
Minnesota United attacker Kevin Molino has suffered a tear in his left ACL, and the 27-year-old will almost certainly be sidelined for the remainder of the new MLS campaign. Molino sustained the knee injury on Saturday during Minnesota's 2-1 win over Orlando City. The midfielder left the game just four minutes into the second half, after leaving the pitch with a non-contact injury. Molino had scored twice in as many matches this season for the Loons, after tallying seven goals and nine assists a season ago when Minnesota acquired the fourth-year player from Orlando City.
LA Galaxy 8.3.18
Alessandrini out with hamstring injury
LA Galaxy midfielder Romain Alessandrini will not be available for this Saturday's away match against New York City due to a right hamstring strain he sustained during the team's 2-1 win Sunday against the Portland Timbers. "He went back to the doctor today, so we'll have a better idea what the long-term prognosis is," Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said regarding Alessandrini. "It looks like he's not available for New York, but there is a good chance that he'll be available for Vancouver."
Da Silva suspended three games
Orlando City midfielder Pierre Da Silva has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount by MLS for "use of offensive language during a preseason, doubleheader, closed-door scrimmage on February 14." The training scrimmage was against the Philadelphia Union. The Union's Fafa Picault was hit with the same punishment. The league announced the suspensions Friday evening.
Diallo out 5-6 months
Montreal Impact defender Zakaria Diallo has a torn Achilles tendon and will be out five-to-six months. Coach Remi Garde confirmed the injury and said Diallo will need surgery. The 31-year-old was injured during practice Tuesday. The injury left Victor Cabrera as the club's only healthy centre back. Kyle Fisher is also out with a shin injury.
Acosta out 6 to 8 weeks
Dallas announced Thursday that midfielder Kellyn Acosta underwent successful sports hernia surgery and will be out six to eight weeks. Acosta sat out Dallas' loss in the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 to FC Tauro Wednesday, and he'll miss most of the competition even if Oscar Pareja's club advance far. The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder will miss at least the first four games of the MLS regular season.