This week's early injury report includes an upgrade to Josip Mikulic's status. The defender returned to full training yesterday while Marko Maric resumed light running on the side. Steven Kinney and Mike Banner worked on the side as well but did not train.
CHICAGO FIRE -- OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DOUBTFUL: MF Marko Maric (L deltoid ligament sprain); PROBABLE: DF Josip Mikulic (L clavicle fracture)
The Chicago Fire PDL advanced to the second round of the USOC by defeating the Des Moines Menace 1-0 last night. Here's the full bracket. MLS sides will resume play in the third round.
Guatemala has advanced to the next round which means Marco Pappa will be gone a little longer. Canada has been eliminated so Dwayne DeRosario will be back with the Red Bulls when they visit Toyota Park at the end of the month.