Injury Update and More
The midweek injury report has been udpated and both Cory Gibbs and Marko Maric are listed as doubtful. Houston has several key players unavailable as well, although that hasn't kept them from going undefeated in their last four matches.
CHICAGO FIRE -- OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); DOUBTFUL: DF Cory Gibbs (L hamstring strain); MF Marko Maric (L ankle sprain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- OUT: FW Calen Carr (concussion); FW Brian Ching (L rib separation); DF Jermaine Taylor (R foot sprain); MF Francisco Navas Cobo (R hamstring strain); MF Danny Cruz (R knee hyperextension); MF Lovel Palmer (L lower leg tendinitis)
Mid Week Misc
The CONCACAF Champion's League Finals begin tonight when Real Salt Lake attempts to improve on MLS' 0-21-3 record against Mexican teams south of the border in competitive matches. The first match in Monterrey will be televised on FSC and Telefutura at 9 pm. Needless to say, a victory would be huge for MLS.
This week's All-In podcast features Jon Conway, in an entertaining listen.
This article takes a look at the average age of each MLS roster. The Fire are the fifth youngest team in the league.
Benny Feilhaber appears to be staying in New England despite reported trade overtures from Houston. Feilhaber and Shalrie Joseph should make a pretty solid midfield pairing.