A frequent comment on these boards and in the newspapers is that DCU has had to deal with a tremdendous amount of injuries, national team call-ups, missed games, etc. This is offered as one of the reasons for our current predicament. While this is certainly factually accurate (Reyes, Olsen, Rimando in the injury, Nelsen, Stewart, Convey in the call-up dept. among others), I'm curious if we have been hit harder than other MLS teams. Others know the status of the rest of the teams in the league better than I, so can anyone make the case that someone had more problems than us. I can think of NE losing Twellman, but that's only recent, and SJE losing Ching obviously hurt. McBride missed a good portion of the season, no? It seems the scum had tons of injury problems. My gut is that our situation is basically par for the course, but I'd be interested if someone could present a case that said we were worse off or better off in this category when compared to the rest of the league Is there a league stat for "player unavailable"? All of this also ties back in to to the need to get value for every spot on the compartively small MLS roster and the fact that we are clearly not getting anything for several positions on our team. Does every MLS team have at least one player(s) who hasn't seen a single minute of MLS action this year?