Fire midfielder John Thorrington will miss his second consecutive game this Saturday due to a quad injury he picked up during preseason training. Thorrington, who originally thought he could play through the injury, said he's hoping to be back by next Saturday's home opener against San Jose.
"I had a little... niggle in my left quad heading into the season and I didn't think much of it," Thorrington said. "[But] I got a MRI and it revealed a bit more damage than we were hoping. I've just been undergoing treatment to minimize the time I was going to spend out. It's sort of day to day with my symptoms but we're doing everything we can to make sure I'm back on the field as soon as possible."
Thorrington's injury leaves the Fire with one less option in the central midfield -- a position they didn't receive great production from in last week's defeat to New York. Head Coach Carlos de los Cobos will likely choose two out of the trio of Logan Pause, Peter Lowry and Baggio Husidic to start the match. Personally, I would like to see Baggio and Pause get the start Saturday afternoon at Colorado. I liked what I saw from Husidic in his action as a substitute against New York and think he deserves a try at a full 90. I know a lot of you will jump on me for having Pause -- who struggled against New York -- in the lineup, but he needs to be in there for his defensive presence.