On October 15, the 24th round of the MLS regular season starts, within which 12 matches will be played. Before placing a bet it would be useful to check the latest MLS updated news regarding injuries of the top-7 teams' players because the lack of key players, as a rule, affects the final results of the matches.
Canadian club will play against New York Red Bulls without five players: goalkeeper Alex Bono and defender Justin Morrow will be able to help the team from the end of October. Forward Altidore Josie and midfielder Bradley Michael are expected to return in early November, while the rookie, forward Ifunanyachi Achara, will not be seen until March. Although for Toronto, as can be seen, this is not a problem: in the last five games, the team beat all their rivals.
Game: Toronto vs New York RB
Philadelphia Union will play the 24th round without 3 players: José Andrés Martínez is away on international duty until late October. Raymon Gaddis and Norwegian Jakob Glesnes are expected back in a few days.
Darlington Nagbe, unfortunately, won't be able to help his crew until December, as well as Vito Wormgoor, too. Waylon Francis's recuperation was planned by mid-October. Argentinian Lucas Zelarrayan is expected to be back in early November.
Founded in 2013, Orlando City is going through some difficulties this month: seven players are out of the game, though, the good news is that they are all expected back during this month. The major loss is the goalkeeper Pedro Gallese who is away on international duty. Jhegson Sebastián Méndez is also helping his national team. Mauricio Pereyra and Tesho Akindele were taken out-of-order by the virus. Even though Oriol Rosell Argerich was expected to be back in early October, the match against New York City FC will be played without him. João Gervásio Moutinho and Dominic Dwyer were both expected by mid-October, maybe we will see them in the next round.
Portland faced some difficulties as well — in the match against Real Salt Lake six players will not be able to help the team. Cristhian Paredes will miss the game due to disciplinary sanctions. Julio Cascante, Blake Bodily, and Dairon Asprilla will return to duty by the next round, hopefully. Sebastian Blanco is knocked out until May 2021, which is far not good for the club. Andy Polo will be away on International duty until the end of October.
Sporting Kansas City
Felipe Gutierrez Leiva and Matt Besler are back in training but most likely they will join the team in the 25th round. Mexican midfielder, Alan Pulido will stay with his national team until the end of October. Defender Graham Zusi will be back roughly at the begging of November.
Game: Dallas vs Sporting KC
New York City FC
Maxi Moralez is still recovering from the knee injury, his comeback is announced by the mid-November. Romanian striker Alexandru Ionuţ Mitriţă will be away on International duty till late October. Tayvon Gray and Gedion Zelalem both most likely will miss the match against Orlando City and will join the team in the 25th tour. Héber is the most unlucky — his return is not expected until the end of May 2021.