FRISCO - Both FC Dallas and Columbus Crew SC will be missing a key piece of their backlines as we take a look at the Texas Health Sports Medicine Injury Report for Week 3.
COLUMBUS CREW SC
OUT: Milton Valenzuela (Knee Injury); Niko Hansen (Thigh Injury)
Columbus will continue to be without defender Milton Valenzuela after he underwent a ligament reconstruction in the offseason. Valenzuela played 30 regular season games with 6 assists in 2018. Crew SC will also be without midfielder Niko Hansen. Hansen had 3 assists, and 3 goals last year playing 22 games throughout the season. The midfielder was their third leading scorer and has a record of being agile in playing both left and right midfield.
Neither has appeared yet this season.
FC Dallas will go without defender Reggie Cannon, who is recovering from an ankle sprain attained in last week's game against the LA Galaxy. They also will be missing Jacori Hayes who is still working through the hamstring injury sustained in the season opener, giving Paxton Pomykal a chance to further build a footing in his starting lineup.
**Injury reports as submitted by each club in official Week 3 reports