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MLS Notes: Danso out with shoulder injury, D.C. waives Brasesco and more

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If the Portland Timbers are to return their winning ways in their upcoming matches, they'll have to do so without centerback Futty Danso.

The Gambian defender has been ruled out for the next 2-to-4 weeks after injuring his shoulder in Saturday's loss to the Colorado Rapids.

Danso was hurt in the 23rd minute of the match when going for a header against Rapids forward Caleb Folan, and an MRI revealed that he escaped serious injury but will still need a spell on the sidelines. David Horst figures to see an increase in minutes while Danso is out.

Here are a couple of more notes from around MLS:


The Rodrigo Brasesco era at D.C. United is over after the club waived the Uruguayan defender on Tuesday.

Expected to add depth to United's back line, Brasesco struggled in limited playing time since joining the club on loan from Uruguay's Racing Club. He made three league appearances and started in two of those games, but he ultimately fell behind rookies Ethan White and Chris Korb on D.C.'s depth chart.

Even with injuries to defenders Marc Burch, Dejan Jakovic and Devon McTavish, D.C. found Brasesco to be expendable.


Sporting Kansas City midfielder Craig Rocastle was injured in Grenada's opening game of the Gold Cup against Jamaica, and the severity of the injury is now known.

Rocastle, on the wrong end of a challenge in Grenada's 4-0 loss to the Reggae Boyz, will be out for up to the next two months with a torn PCL and meniscus in his right knee.


How do you see Portland faring without Danso? Disappointed that Brasesco couldn't offer more to D.C.? How do you see SKC's midfield shaping up without Rocastle in the mix?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Futty has two goals and hasn’t found the back of the net since Seattle last month. He is hardly the biggest threat on offense.

  2. So… How many SA defenders is DCU going to sign that get waived? The scouting dept has got to do better and bring in players that contribute for more than a season. The two Gonzalos two? seasons ago and now Brasec who barely saw the pitch (if at all).

  3. I only want that video/audio screaming at me if it is “MUST SEE,” you know, like every video, post, article, update on the days Ives is out of the office!

  4. sbi – i appreciate the effort, but not everyone has 2gb/sec download. Things like this video are hogs when it comes to web pages. Just have a clickable viewing option to expand the video rather than have it start on default. Those that want to watch will, those that don’t won’t have to suffer the bandwidth.

  5. For SBI (for what’s it’s worth).

    I don’t think the video itself was a bad idea, but the execution/location didn’t work.

    Seemed like there was random audio piping in from seemingly nowhere.

    Plus, it really seemed to random video of soccer information that was already old in the wired-news generation.

  6. Danso going down is less of an issue for PTFC (Horst is an adequate replacement) in contrast to our lack of goal scoring.

    We are getting next to nothing from the run of play and the set pieces are being well defended now.

  7. Pop-ups werent enough, I now need screaming audio coming from unknown locations?

    Whats next for this site, spyware?

    (SBI-We were trying out a new soccer video feed and clearly it didn’t go over well so we’ve scrapped it.)


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