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Andrew Carleton unavailable for Minnesota United trip

Another one bites the dust

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Atlanta United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Carleton will be unavailable for Saturday's game against Minnesota United.

No injury for Frosted Orange at least; according to coach Tata Martino, he is suffering from a case of strep throat picked up while on duty with the US U-20 team. The good news therefore is that he will not be out for an extended period, as the recovery time for strep can be just a few days.

Carleton will thus be missing out on an opportunity to participate in what, if the weather forecast is accurate, could turn out to be the coldest game in MLS history (breaking the record set in last year’s game). Or perhaps the United medical team will reconsider holding him out, as per webMD sucking on ice chips is a recommended treatment for strep.

We did get Miguel Almiron, Romario Williams and Darlington Nagbe back safe from international duty, though. Three out of four ain’t bad.