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Rosales, Frings sidelined, Mattocks out indefinitely
by Paul Kennedy, March 20th, 2012 6:50PM

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[MLS INJURY REPORT] Two of MLS's most influential players, Seattle's Mauro Rosales and Toronto FC's Torsten Frings, face layoffs, while Vancouver's Darren Mattocks, one of MLS's most promising rookies, has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering burns in a cooking accident on Sunday.

Seattle coach Sigi Schmid confirmed that Rosales, the 2011 MLS Newcomer of the Year, will miss Friday's game against Houston with a sprained right knee suffered in Saturday's 3-1 win against Toronto FC. A different knee injury hampered Rosales at the end of the 2011 season.

The new depth the Sounders have with the offseason addition of young Dane Christian Sivebaek looks even bigger now as he can play on the wings and replace Rosales.

Mattocks suffered burns to his upper right arm and shoulder and was admitted to a local hospital, where he is currently being treated and assessed.

"It was an unfortunate accident, but Darren is handling everything well and remains in good spirits," Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie. "We will have a better understanding on the recovery time and course of action later in the week, but we fully anticipate Darren to make a complete recovery in due time."

Frings was also injured in Saturday's game in Seattle, straining his right hamstring. He could miss 4-6 weeks, meaning he'll be unable for the Concacaf Champions League semifinals against Santos of Mexico.

His play at center back was a big reason TFC was able to hold off the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Concacaf quarterfinals.

WESTERN CONFERENCE:
CHIVAS USA -- OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Juan Pablo Angel (head contusion); MF Laurent Courtois (L calf strain); PROBABLE: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose)

COLORADO -- OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); DOUBTFUL: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); PROBABLE: DF Hunter Freeman (R ankle arthroscopy)

FC DALLAS -- OUT: MF Fabian Castillo (L knee); FW Scott Sealy (R knee); DOUBTFUL: MF David Ferreira (R ankle)

LOS ANGELES -- OUT: FW Adam Cristman (concussion); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery); MF Jose Villarreal (bilateral lower leg surgery); QUESTIONABLE: MF Bryan Jordan (L hamstring strain); MF Kyle Nakazawa (tonsillectomy)

PORTLAND -- OUT: DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); DF David Horst (R hip surgery); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); DOUBTFUL: MF Sal Zizzo (L ACL surgery); QUESTIONABLE: MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain); DF Steve Purdy (L hamstring strain); MF Franck Songo’o (R knee sprain); PROBABLE: FW Jorge Perlaza (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Lovel Palmer (illness)

REAL SALT LAKE -- QUESTIONABLE: DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); MF Will Johnson (R adductor strain); PROBABLE: FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee internal injury)

SAN JOSE -- OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

SEATTLE -- OUT: GK Josh Ford (knee pain); DF Andrew Duran (knee surgery); DF Michael Tetteh (hamstring); MF Mauro Rosales (knee injury); FW O’Brian White (leg surgery); MF Steve Zakuani (leg fracture); DOUBTFUL: FW Eddie Johnson (hip injury)

VANCOUVER -- OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (groin strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); MF Michael Nanchoff (L heel contusion); FW Darren Mattocks (R shoulder burn); QUESTIONABLE: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery); FW Atiba Harris (L knee pain); MF Gershon Koffie (R ankle pain); PROBABLE: GK Joe Cannon (L quad contusion)

EASTERN CONFERENCE:
CHICAGO -- OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis)

COLUMBUS -- OUT: MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); FW Ben Speas (sports hernia rehab); DF Julius James (R shoulder surgery); DOUBTFUL: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee internal injury)

D.C. UNITED -- OUT: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L groin strain)

HOUSTON -- PROBABLE: DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain)

SPORTING KC -- OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury); PROBABLE: MF Paulo Nagamura (L calf strain); MF Graham Zusi (R knee strain); FW Bobby Convey (L abdominal strain); DF Aurelien Collin (R hamstring strain)

MONTREAL -- OUT: GK Evan Bush (L ankle sprain); DF Nelson Rivas (L hamstring strain); FW Eduardo Sebrango (L groin strain); DF Hassoun Camara (R quad strain); PROBABLE: DF Gienir Garcia (L ankle sprain)

NEW ENGLAND -- OUT: DF Darrius Barnes (L calf strain); FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); DF John Lozano (R hip flexor strain); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Benny Feilhaber (L peroneal strain); PROBABLE: MF Shalrie Joseph (R calf tightness); GK Matt Reis (L adductor soreness)

NEW YORK  -- QUESTIONABLE: MF Teemu Tainio (R ankle contusion); FW Jose Angulo (L quad strain)

PHILADELPHIA -- QUESTIONABLE: DF Chris Albright (R groin strain); MF Michael Farfan (R quad strain); DF Gabriel Farfan (R quad strain)

TORONTO FC -- OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); DF Jeremy Hall (sports hernia surgery recovery); MF Torsten Frings (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Adrian Cann (R knee surgery recovery)



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