MLS Week 3: Philly's injury jinx continues

After going with two forwards up top until a head injury to C.J. Sapong forced his departure in the Philadelphia Union's opener, Coach Jim Curtin went back back to five players in midfield with Cristian Maidana running the show at Real Salt Lake.

But now Maidana will be sidelined for at least two weeks as a knee injury suffered in practice on Tuesday the Argentina playmaker for the Union's match Friday against Western Conference leader FC Dallas at PPL Park.

Maidana's likely replacement will be Zach Pfeffer, but he too could be gone after this weekend as he is a likely callup for the U.S. U-20s' trip to England.

MLS, Week 3 Schedule:
Friday, March 20
Philadelphia vs. FC Dallas, 7 pm UniMas
Saturday, March 21
New England vs. Montreal, 3 pm
Colorado vs. New York City, 4 pm
Orlando City vs. Vancouver, 7:30 pm
Sporting KC vs. Portland, 8:30 pm
LA Galaxy vs. Houston, 10:30 pm
Sunday, March 22
NY Red Bulls vs. D.C. United, 5 pm ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
San Jose vs. Chicago, 7 pm Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes

Week 3 Byes: Columbus, Real Salt Lake, Seattle, Toronto FC.

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
4 New York City 1-0-1 3/1
4 Orlando City 1-0-1 2/1
3 Columbus 1-1-0 2/1
3 D.C. United 1-0-0 1/0
3 Toronto FC 1-1-0 3/3
2 Philadelphia 0-0-2 3/3
1 NY Red Bulls 0-0-1 1/1
0 Montreal 0-1-0 0/1
0 Chicago 0-2-0 0/3
0 New England 0-2-0 0/5

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
6 FC Dallas 2-0-0 4/1
3 Seattle 1-1-0 5/3
4 LA Galaxy 1-0-1 4/2
3 San Jose 1-1-0 3/3
3 Houston 1-1-0 1/1
3 Vancouver 1-1-0 2/3
2 Real Salt Lake 0-0-2 3/3
2 Portland 0-0-2 2/2
1 Sporting KC 0-1-1 2/4
1 Colorado 0-0-1 0/0

Leading MLS Scorers:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
3 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
3 Clint Dempsey (Seattle)
2 Fanendo Adi (Portland)
2 Fernando Aristeguieta (Philadelphia)
2 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
2 Obafemi Martins (Seattle)
2 Octavio Rivero (Vancouver)
2 David Villa (New York City)
2 Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)
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