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Big-spending Toronto depleted by injuries
by Paul Kennedy, April 11th, 2014 6:15PM
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[MLS: Week 6] Toronto FC splashed out more than $100 million to sign Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe, but its success in MLS this season may depend on its depth as it hosts Colorado Saturday without Defoe and perhaps without Bradley. In addition, its two young Canadian stars, defender Doneil Henry and midfielder Jonathan Osorio, are both injured and again unavailable.

MLS:Three games to watch

Defoe will be out for the second week in a row with a hamstring injury, while Bradley will be a game-day decision after being bothered by nagging injuries.

Bradley started and scored in TFC's 2-0 win at previously unbeaten and untied Columbus but Defoe, Osorio and Henry were all out with injuries. Captain Steven Caldwell was also suspended for the game but will be available against Colorado.

Rookie Nick Hagglundgot his first start in the middle of the backline alongside Bradley Orr, who was moved from the right side. In the place of Osorio, who missed his second game, Kyle Bekker was inserted next to Bradley after Jeremy Hall struggled at Real Salt Lake. Dwayne De Rosario started up front with Brazilian DP Gilberto.

MLS:Millionaire club up to 12 players

Coach Ryan Nelsen may have to make more two changes in midfield against the Rapids. Spanish winger Alvaro Rey (hamstring) is even more questionable than Bradley.

If Bradley and Rey don't go, that would leave only goalie Julio Cesar and outside backs Mark Bloomand Justin Morrow as the only starters in every game so far.

The USA 20:
SATURDAY:
M Kyle Beckerman
, Real Salt Lake, at Philadelphia
D Tony Beltran, Real Salt Lake, at Philadelphia
M Michael Bradley, Toronto FC, vs. Colorado
M Brad Davis, Houston, at New England
F Clint Dempsey, at FC Dallas
M Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy, vs. Vancouver
M Maurice Edu, Philadelphia vs. Real Salt Lake
D Brad Evans, Seattle, at FC Dallas
M Luis Gil, Real Salt Lake, at Philadelphia
D Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy, vs. Vancouver
GK Bill Hamid, D.C. United, vs. New York
F Eddie Johnson, D.C. United, vs. New York
GK Sean Johnson, Chicago, at Montreal
D Michael Parkhurst, Columbus, at San Jose
GK Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake, at Philadelphia
D DeAndre Yedlin, at FC Dallas
SUNDAY:
D Clarence Goodson
, San Jose, vs. Columbus
F Chris Wondolowski, San Jose, vs. Columbus
IDLE:
D Matt Besler, Sporting KC
M Graham Zusi, Sporting KC

MLS WEEK 6, Schedule:
Saturday, April 12
4 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Real Salt Lake, Univision Dep. MLS LIVE
Toronto FC vs. Colorado, MLS LIVE
Montreal vs. Chicago, MLS LIVE
5 pm ET
New England vs. Houston, MLS LIVE
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. New York, MLS LIVE
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle, MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver, MLS LIVE
Portland vs. Chivas USA, MLS LIVE
Sunday, April 13
3 pm ET
San Jose vs. Columbus, UniMas
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MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
9 Columbus 3-1-0 7/4
9 Toronto FC 3-1-0 5/4
8 Sporting KC 2-1-2 5/4
6 Houston 2-2-0 7/6
6 Philadelphia 1-1-3 6/6
------------------------------------------------
4 D.C. United 1-2-1 4/6
4 New England 1-3-1 2/8
4 Chicago 0-1-4 8/9
4 New York 0-1-4 6/9
2 Montreal 0-3-2 5/9

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
13 FC Dallas 4-0-1 13/6
9 Real Salt Lake 2-0-3 8/4
8 Vancouver 2-1-2 8/5
7 Colorado 2-1-1 7/5
7 Seattle 2-2-1 9/8
------------------------------------------------
5 Chivas USA 1-2-2 6/10
4 LA Galaxy 1-1-1 4/2
3 Portland 0-2-3 7/10
1 San Jose 0-2-1 4/6
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
4+3 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
4 Vicente Sanchez
, Colorado
4 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
3+2 Je-Vaughn Watson, FC Dallas
3 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
3 Federico Higuain, Columbus
3 Kenny Miller, Vancouver
3 Will Bruin, Houston
3 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC


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