The Colorado Rapids hold their collective breath while they await the injury diagnosis for star forward Conor Casey.
Casey is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the left calf/Achilles strain he suffered in the first half of Colorado's 4-3 loss at Seattle on Saturday afternoon.
Casey slipped on the slick turf — which was a temporary surface installed ahead of Seattle's friendly with Manchester United — without being contacted and went down holding his left leg. He hobbled off the field just minutes before halftime on his own power but went straight to the locker room. He had scored in six of his last seven games prior to Saturday.
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NEW ENGLAND'S DABO RETIRES
Add Ousmane Dabo to the list of foreign signings that haven't worked out for the New England Revolution.
The 34-year-old former Lazio and Manchester City midfielder retired on Monday, amidst fitness issues that prevented him from being a consistent contributor on the field this season. He played a total of 148 minutes in three league appearances for New England.
"This is a very tough decision for me, and I'm frustrated to have not been able to help the Revolution more," Dabo said in a statement. "I've had some physical issues that I haven't been able to heal, so I've decided to retire and release the club from my contract. I very much wish the New England Revolution all of the best and thank them for everything."
Dabo joins Marko Perovic, Ilija Stolica and Didier Domi as foreign players to start the season in New England only to not be with the club any longer.
REVS RESERVES TOP UNION
A piece of good news did emanate from Foxborough, Mass., as the Revolution reserves defeated those of the Philadelphia Union, 3-1.
Andrew Sousa and Diego Fagundez scored in the second half to snap a 1-1 draw and improve the Revs' reserve record to 3-2-1.
Alan Koger opened the scoring for New England, but his tally was offset by a Roger Torres penalty kick in the 48th minute.
The Union (1-3-1) had Torres, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney and Michael Farfan all go 90 minutes.
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