Hansen undergoes hernia surgery
Columbus Crew winger Niko Hansen had successfully undergone a hernia operation. Hansen was one of two Crew first-round picks in the 2017 MLS Superdraft, take with the ninth overall selection. The rookie has made three starts this season for a total of 13 appearances. He burst on the scene with a goal in his debut, and has added two assists this year. Hansen is expect to miss the Black & Gold's next three matches against the Montreal Impact, Atlanta United, and Minnesota United. After that, Crew is off for nearly two weeks before returning to action against Eintracht Frankfurt in a friendly match on July 17.
Burch undergoes successful surgery
Minnesota United announced that defender Marc Burch underwent successful bi-lateral sports hernia surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery, with a timetable for return from 8-12 weeks. Burch, acquired via a series of transactions with the Colorado Rapids earlier this season, has started nine games for MNUFC this season, totaling 783 minutes.
Williams suspended after arrest
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Sheanon Williams has been suspended in the wake of his arrest on assault charges on Tuesday. Williams, a 27-year-old former United States youth international, was taken into custody after an alleged domestic incident and has been banned indefinitely pending league and Vancouver police investigations into the matter, MLS confirmed in a statement on Friday.
Oyongo to miss rest of 2017 after surgery
Montreal Impact defender Ambroise Oyongo had surgery today to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee suffered while on national team duty Saturday with Cameroon, the Impact announced Tuesday. He will miss the rest of the 2017 MLS season. In his four-year MLS career, the last three with Impact, Oyongo has established himself as one of the top left backs in the league. He suffered the injury in the 18th minute of Cameroon's 1-0 victory over Morocco in a qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations.
Ricketts sidelined with strained hamstring
Toronto forward Tosaint Ricketts will be sidelined for three to four weeks by a hamstring strain suffered last week in a 4-0 defeat of Ottawa in the Canadian Championship semifinals. He left that game in the 34th minute with a tight hamstring and didn't make the game-day roster for a 3-0 loss at New England Saturday.
Sunday Stephen suspended
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephen for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 54th minute of Salt Lake's match against the Houston Dynamo on May 31. Stephen will serve the suspension during RSL's match on Saturday, June 3 against Dallas.
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Brian Rowe sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks
LA Galaxy starting goalkeeper Brian Rowe will miss 6 to 8 weeks with a groin injury. Rowe, who's in his sixth season with the club, had started seven games and his most recent games have also seen some of his best form - making miraculous saves in road victories over Minnesota and San Jose.
Unfortunately for the Galaxy, backup Clement Diop won't be an option for this weekend's game against DC United. Called up by the Senegal National Team, Diop won't return to Los Angeles until June 11th. That means that Jon Kempin, the third-string goalkeeper, will make his Galaxy debut this weekend.
Zimmerman set to miss 4 to 6 weeks
Dallas announced on Tuesday that defender Walker Zimmerman will miss four-to-six weeks with a with a MCL strain in his left knee. The injury forced Zimmerman out in the 24th minute of Dallas' 0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Sunday. The club will move on without their starting centerbacks heading into a match with Real Salt Lake. Fellow starter Matt Hedges is currently with the US National Team for camp ahead of a friendly against Venezuela and World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.
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New England Revolution centerback Benjamin Angoua will serve a one game suspension for violent conduct in the 31st minute of New England's match against Columbus Crew SC on May 21. Angoua will serve his suspension this Saturday as the Revs travel to the Red Bulls.
Kyle Beckerman of Real Salt Lake and Michael Murillo of the New York Red Bulls were also suspended one match this week by MLS Disciplinary Committee.
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Husidic out 6 to 8 weeks
LA Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic will be out 6-8 weeks after fracturing his left fibula in the first half of Sunday's 2-1 victory at Minnesota United. He will require a procedure to repair the injury, the latest to sideline the Galaxy's central midfield corps. It followed the foot injury suffered by Sebastian Lletget in March and knee injury Jermaine Jones suffered two weeks ago. Lletget is out for most of the summer, while Jones should remain out for a couple of more weeks. Portuguese Joao Pedro, the only established central midfielder, left the Minnesota game with a hamstring issue though he is expected to play in the Galaxy's game at San Jose on Saturday.
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Husidic breaks leg
LA Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic broke his leg in the first half of Sunday's 2-1 victory at Minnesota United. His injury followed the foot injury suffered by Sebastian Lletget in March and knee injury Jermaine Jones suffered two weeks ago.
Husidic broke his right leg sliding in attempt to tackle Adu Danladi in midfield and immediately went down the ground in the 5th minute. He was stretchered off two minutes later. Husidic's injury leaves first-year Portuguese Joao Pedro as the only established central midfielder.
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New York City without quartet
New York City will be without four players for the third and final game against Orlando City in 2017. Ronald Matarrita and Khiry Shelton remain injured, while Andrea Pirlo has flown back to New York for treatment on a minor knee injury. The Italian is expected to return to training next week. Yangel Herrera's absence continues as he represents Venezuela in the U20 World Cup in Venezuela.