RDS' Patrick Friolet has reported that Ignacio Piatti is out with a hip/groin injury for Saturday's game vs the Chicago Fire. Piatti is another huge loss with Laurent Ciman and midfielder Patrice Bernier questionable for Saturday's game. Ciman hurt himself in a World Cup qualifier with Belguim and his loss in the back could be deadly for the Impact. Patrick Friolet added that maybe Ballou can replace Piatti in his position. Ballou hasn't started a game for the Impact so far this season, so maybe more time of Ballou can be a test and see how he plays in a full match.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s departure move to Chicago Fire was sudden enough that he was unable to say goodbye to his former Manchester United teammates. Schweinsteiger, 32, was unveiled by the Major League Soccer club at a press conference on Wednesday evening. “It was not so easy because the decision was a bit late so I couldn’t say a proper goodbye to the team,” Schweinsteiger told U.S. media in quotes reported by Sky Sports.