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Red Bulls could be short-handed again
March 28th, 2013 6:18PM

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[MLS SCHEDULE: Week 5] Several teams have been hit hard by injuries -- San Jose and Real Salt Lake immediately come to mind -- but at least they have picked up wins. The New York Red Bulls will be looking for their first victory in five games when they host the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, and they could once again be at less than full strength.

Thierry Henry remains a question mark with an MCL sprain, and his frontline partner Fabian Espindola picked up a hamstring injury at practice on Tuesday.

Tim Cahill, New York's other Designated Player, only arrived back from World Cup qualifying duty with Australia late Wednesday night, and no decision has been made about his availability.

-- Colorado, another team without a win heading into its game against Portland, got more bad news as Ecuadoran defender Diego Calderon is expected to miss 4-5 months after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee on Thursday.

MLS, WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 30
2 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. LA Galaxy
3:30 pm ET
New York vs. Philadelphia, TV: NBCSN
4 pm ET
New England vs. FC Dallas
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Portland, TV: Univision Dep.
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. San Jose
Sporting KC vs. Montreal
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Vancouver
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MLS, STANDINGS
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

12 Montreal 4-0-0 6/2
7 Columbus 2-1-1 7/4
6 Houston 2-1-0 6/6
6 Philadelphia 2-1-0 4/4
5 Sporting KC 1-1-2 4/3
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4 New England 1-1-1 1/1
4 D.C. United 1-2-1 2/4
3 Toronto FC 1-2-0 3/4
2 New York 0-2-2 4/6
1 Chicago 0-3-1 1/9

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

9 FC Dallas 3-1-0 7/5
7 LA Galaxy 2-0-1 6/1
7 Chivas USA 2-1-1 8/6
7 San Jose 2-1-1 4/4
6 Vancouver 2-1-0 4/3
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4 Real Salt Lake 1-2-1 3/4
2 Portland 0-1-2 5/6
1 Seattle 0-2-1 1/3
1 Colorado 0-3-1 2/5
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MLS LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
4+1 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
3 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
3 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
2+1 Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
2+1 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
2+1 Jackson (FC Dallas)
2+1 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
2+1 Josh Williams (Columbus)
2 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
2 Fabian Espindola (New York)
2 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
2 Ryan Johnson (Portland)



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