And now for a bit more on Abu Danladi. The rookie forward came off around the 60th minute with a left leg injury after a collision with Atlanta United's goalkeeper. Loons' coach Adrian Heath said it was "dead leg," which is sportspeople talk for a bad bruise. Heath said he would see how Danladi is feeling Wednesday, but hopefully the forward will be OK for 7 p.m. Saturday against Sporting Kansas City at TCF Bank Stadium.
While Danladi was visibly limping around, he seemed confident this injury wouldn't hamper the end of his season like others have previously.
"This is just a little bit of a bump," he said. "And I'll try to get back in the training room and get back on the field as much as possible with the last three games left."
The end of this season could do a lot for Danladi in terms of the Rookie of the Year award. Heath said he hadn't even thought about that until a few weeks ago when someone mentioned it to him.
"When I look at where he's finishing the season," Heath said, "I'm not sure how many people will be ahead of him."
Danladi has scored five goals in the past seven games for eight total. But he's not thinking of his potential for individual awards,
"I’m just trying to have fun, trying to win games and get as many points as we can," Danladi said. "I want to win. I don’t know what the playoff line is, but if we can get close and try our best and win all of our games, it will be great. That is my main focus. Anything else is just other people’s opinion. I am just doing what my coach tells me to do and what my teammates tell me to do and just try to have fun and work hard. That is my main focus."