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Does anyone know about these injuries going into Cal FC?


I noticed this comment in the thread about Jason Davis' piece about Eric Wynalda's Cal FC:

The Timbers played an intense Cascadia match on Saturday, and if they win this they will be playing Seattle next Tuesday… AND 5 of their players are off on international duties… AND two of the would-be likely starters, Chabala and Fucito, were injured in the Reserve league match on Sunday… AND the US Open Cup only allows you to suit up 5 foreign players. As a result, expect a heavily reserve laden side.

So, No. 1: Where can I go to find the facts on statements like these? I suspect the commenter is correct, or at least mostly correct, but finding basic information on MLS teams is much more difficult than teams in other major sports.

No. 2: If Mike Chabala and Mike Fucito are injured, what kinds of injuries? How serious are the injuries?

No. 3: Was Eric Brunner concussed against Vancouver? Is he going to miss time?

and No. 4: I can only piece together four international call-up (Jake Gleeson, Futty Danso, Lovel Palmer and Rodney Wallace). The fifth would often be Steve Purdy, but who knows? Last year Diego Chara got called up for an international.

Anyway, between the possible injuries, the international player limit and Bright Dike's loan to L.A., it looks to me that we might be in a tight spot when it comes to a second forward, unless we move Nagbe forward again. If Fucito is healthy I imagine he gets the nod, but if our five foreign players are Mosquera, Smith, Chara, Nagbe and Boyd, and Fucito can't go, then it looks like Brent Richards up top.

Alright guys, I don't believe I have to say this but, just in case, please do not submit anything racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise not appropriate for even the younger Timbers fans.

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