In Gutman’s absence, the team can use either Brooks Lennon or Caleb Wiley at left back. Wiley hasn’t played since suffering a lower-body injury two weeks ago. He was listed as questionable on the injury report for last week’s game at Nashville.
Gutman’s injury is another in a long line of injuries suffered by the club’s players this season. Four players, midfielder Ozzie Alonso (ACL), goalkeeper Brad Guzan (Achilles), goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira (Achilles) and centerback Miles Robinson (Achilles) are out for the season. Others, including Marcelino Moreno, Santiago Sosa, Franco Ibarra and Machop Chol, have missed weeks because of various injuries.
Pineda has defended the team’s medical personnel, saying that everything gets examined and measured after every injury to see if there is a commonality. He has said the rash of injuries appears to be just bad luck.