Flying through the air without the greatest of ease. Mr. MVP might be sitting Sunday.
Here's the text of the Chron brief:
Three-time Dynamo MVP Brad Davis, who suffered a torn right quad muscle in the 2011 Eastern Conference final, tweaked a calf and may be lost for Sunday's match.
The 2011 MLS MVP finalist missed the MLS Cup final last year after he tore his right quad.
The loss of Davis is the biggest blow yet to a Dynamo midfield that already has two players suspended heading into their game Sunday against the Chicago Fire.
One of the most dangerous and accurate passers in the league, Davis led MLS with 16 assists last season. He added two assists in the playoffs before he was injured.
He has one goal this season.
If Davis is truly out, that would mean that three of Dynamo's starting midfielders will be sitting, with Davis joining the suspended Colin Clark and Adam Moffat. And with Luiz Camargo still not having played a whole game yet this season, this leaves quite an unsettled situation. That would be "unsettled" as in "Hey, where did all the Orange guys in the center of the pitch go?"
Or to put it another way: Je-Vaughn Watson might just be our go-to midfielder this weekend. Chew on that one for a second.
OK, now do yourself a favor and spit it out. To say this creates an opportunity for Alex Dixon is something of a no-brainer. It also creates a massive chance for Brian Ownby, and possibly Kofi Sarkodie and/or Colin Rolfe. Did Josue Soto pick a bad time to go out on loan to San Antonio or what? If Ashe moves up into Davis' spot, which might just be a great idea, then Jermaine Taylor, whose "wheels" or more like "walkers," goes into right back matched up against Dominic Oduro's speed. Don't like that match-up, but you come up with another one.
In any event, it does help to remember that it is only April, and even though Davis' MRI is happening today, there's no reason to panic. Still, this is not the way we want this extended layoff to end.
What do you think should be the formation/line-up without Davis, Moffat and Clark?
Kinnear on Brad Davis: "He hurt his calf a little bit, so we'll see his availability for (Sunday)."— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) April 9, 2012