Having already watched midfield staple Eddie Gaven agonizingly drop with an torn anterior cruciate ligament just two weeks ago, the club will have to deal with another of the season-ending injuries.
The U.S. Open Cup claimed Glauber’s left knee as well, when the central defender went down in the 6th minute of their loss to the Chicago Fire.
An MRI Friday confirmed the ACL tear. Team doctor Dr. Pete Edwards said there was no damage to any other ligaments or knee structure. He will have surgery in two weeks.
The Brazilian, just acquired in January, made 15 appearances for Columbus before the injury. He was third on the team in minutes played during MLS matches with 1,169.
It will now be up to Eric Gehrig and Chad Marshall to hold down the central defense. Chad Barson and Josh Williams could also possibly move over from the left and right respectively to help in the middle. Unfortunately, both Williams and Marshall are questionable Saturday’s match with Montreal. If neither play, it would mean all four opening day defenders would be out of action.
Newcastle United’s horror start under Steve McClaren just got worse.
Magpies No. 1 goalkeeper Tim Krul is on duty with the Netherlands, and was forced from the Dutch’s 2-1 win at Kazakhstan in Euro qualifying action.
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Krul left the game after landing awkwardly on his knee, and left the stadium on crutches.
Newcastle’s back-up keepers are Karl Darlow, new from Nottingham Forest, and veteran Rob Elliot.
The Magpies are in 20th place, without a win through eight Premier League matches.
McClaren’s crew just finished a brutal run of matches that saw Newcastle face Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Italy took a 1-0 lead over Azerbaijan through the in-form Eder in the 11th minute, but the true leg-work (see what I did there) came from bite-sized midfielder Marco Verratti.
The PSG playmaker pinged a beautiful long ball over the top of the Azerbaijan defense that fell right at the feet of Eder, who let the ball settle itself and touched home confidently past Kamran Arhayev for a 1-0 lead.
The goal is the second of Eder’s national career in just five caps, having scored on debut against Bulgaria back in March. He has six goals in seven matches for Sampdoria so far this Serie A season.
Italy needs three points in this match to ensure qualification to Euro 2016. A win would guarantee them a place in the field, while anything less would mean there is work to do in the final match on Tuesday against Norway.
Later in the match, Stephan El Shaarawy gave Italy a 2-1 lead just before halftime, his second career international goal and his first since September of 2012 which came in his third career start.