Tata Martino spoke with reporters Friday morning to give us some further insight into the status of certain players for Saturday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Union.
Greg Garza: It was announced earlier in the week by the club that the left back underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder and will be out four to six months.
Tito Villalba: After missing Wednesday’s match against the New England Revolution due to a hyperextended knee, Martino announced that the winger is questionable for tomorrow and will be re-evaluated during today’s training. Villalba’s start to the season has been quite different compared to 2017, as he’s split time as a starter and substitute while dealing with a couple different leg injuries and missing three matches along the way. A frustrating 2018 could continue for the Argentinian if he were to miss his second game in a row. If we don’t see him on Saturday, look for Andrew Carleton and/or Brandon Vazquez to potentially make the bench yet again.