Ryan Nelsen has confirmed the news that all Toronto FC fans were fearing: Jermain Defoe is out of Saturday’s game against FC Dallas.
Nelsen has decided to be extra cautious with his striker’s hamstring injury, especially with two weeks to recover after this weekend’s game in Dallas. In fact, the Toronto FC head coach indicated he expects Defoe to be back for the May 3rd game against the New England Revolution.
Other players definitely out are Dwayne De Rosario and Alvaro Rey. Not making things any easier, Michael Bradley is questionable, having been listed as day-to-day.
Slightly better news comes with the confirmation that Jonathan Osorio will be making the trip to Dallas. Nelsen said that also he expects the midfielder to be in the starting line-up.
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