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Strong RSL lineup expected for Toronto FC matchup despite injury list length

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If you were to look at the injury list ahead of tomorrow's match against Toronto FC, you would be forgiven for starting to worry. That list is ten players long, and it includes some key names.

You could construct a pretty solid lineup from it, even — here's a 3-3-3 from that list:

Nick Rimando
Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Aaron Maund, Chris Schuler
Jordan Allen, Sebastian Velasquez, Javier Morales
Robbie Findley, Joao Plata, Devon Sandoval

Thankfully, things aren't as dreadful as they would appear. Nick Rimando, Chris Schuler, and Javier Morales are all listed as "probable" on the list, which, given their status and importance in the squad, means they're playing unless something goes terribly wrong. All three were involved in full training today, and there didn't seem to be any big concerns about their involvement.

Beyond that, though, the road to recovery is well underway for Kwame Watson-Siriboe, who has been out since the middle of 2013, and Devon Sandoval, who missed the MLS Cup final last year with an apparently broken foot.

Sebastian Velasquez and Aaron Maund were both working on their fitness today, as was Robbie Findley, who spent much of the session on strengh and agility training. Jordan Allen was uninvolved, as, I think, was the case for Joao Plata.

The lineup, then, would seem to be back to business as usual. Olmes Garcia is likely to be the lone change from last week's outset, in for Plata, and he will hopefully find the goings a bit easier by being out there from the beginning.