Chivas USA is suffereing from an array of injuries that will limit their roster for Sunday's game against FC Dallas.
If you read the story, you'll get the info on the players who were injured at the start of the week. Whether they play or not is really anyone's guess, and really all you can do is guess. If you rely on the Injury Report that goes with the match previews, you will probably be surprised come game time. The weekly Injury Reports are about the most useless things around.
Case in point: Maykel Galindo is injured. He did not start against FC Dallas nor did he start against Columbus, though he came off the bench in both games. He didn't play the entire game against RSL and told me afterwards about his injury. Yet he has not been listed in the injury report once this season. Not once!
Funny thing is, nobody is denying he's hurt. So is it an oversight? Probably. I seriously doubt any team is trying to purposely keep this stuff under wraps. Honestly, I don't know why they are not updated. I just know that they are not, and they are useless.
It would be more beneficial if the injury report was a real injury report, like the NFL. Take a look at this injury report from a random week last season. It lists the player, position, injury, practice status and game status. Now that is thorough.
But the one thing NFL pundits say about the NFL injury report is that it is kept so up-to-date because of gambling purposes. I mean, would you lay money on the Colts if Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison were both out? That might be good to know before you plop down a couple hundred bucks on such a bet.
Still, regardless of gambling influence or not, MLS should have a more useful updated injury report, if nothing else so the fan can keep updated with as much info as possible. So that way when you tune in to the RSL-Chivas match and you know that Alecko Eskandarian is out because you read the pre-game match preview, you won't be surprised to see him play and score a goal.