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Comparing the MLS Eastern Conference Teams' Games Lost to Injury

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Injuries affect all teams in some form or another, but which team is really the most injury riddled?

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As any fan of Orlando City would be able to tell you, the team's inaugural MLS season has been riddled with injuries to key players. Because of this, the performance of the club has been hampered and results have recently been hard to come by. Most fans of other teams would argue that their team also has had injury problems and that every club must deal with injuries.

So, I decided to figure out just how many players for each team in the Eastern Conference have missed games, and how many games each player has missed.

As I suspected, Orlando has the most players that have missed games, with 16 different players -- most of them missing five games or more. After going through all of the teams, I added up all the total man-games lost for each team (the sum of all of a team's players' games missed). Orlando once again won this category outright, with a total of 147 man-games lost, with the only team close to Orlando being Montreal, which has 90 man-games lost.

This really shows just how badly Orlando was hit with the injury bug this season. It's an unfortunate part of the game for soccer and it's really no one's fault that so many players took a bad step or tweaked a muscle. These things just happen in the game and, in Orlando's case, it just happened a heck of a lot of times. But don't just take my word for it, take a look below for a complete breakdown of all the teams, as well as their total games lost to injury. Just as a convenience, I put Orlando first and every other team in alphabetical order.

All data has been collected from http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/ as well as from other SB Nation sites and editors. These numbers aren't official, but are the best available data we have. Please note these man-games lost are to injury only and do not include suspensions or international call-ups.

Orlando City

Losses: 13

16 Players Injured

147 man-games lost

GK Tally Hall - 10 games

D/M Brek Shea - 11 games

D Aurelien Collin - 6 games

D Seb Hines - 7 games

Rafael Ramos - 6 games

D Conor Donovan - 4 games

Sean St. Ledger - 4 games

Kaka - 1 game

M Lewis Neal - 11 games

M Harrison Heath - 9 games

M Tony Cascio - 24 games

M Kevin Molino - 20 games

M Cristian Higuita - 6 games

Carlos Rivas - 3 games

F Pedro Ribeiro - 8 games

Martin Paterson - 17 games

Chicago Fire

Losses: 15

7 Players Injured

50 man-games lost

D Jeff Larentowcz - 4 games

Matt Watson - 1 game

Chris Ritter - 6 games

F David Accam - 6 games

F Gilberto - 1 game

Patrick Nyarko - 15 games

F Mike McGee - 17 games

Columbus Crew SC

Losses: 9

5 Players Injured

29 man-games lost

D Emanuel Pogatetz - 2 games

D Chris Clute - 3 games

M Wil Trapp - 12 games

M Hector Jimenez - 1 game

M Sergio Campbell - 11 games

D.C. United

Losses: 10

9 Players Injured

64 man-games lost

GK Bill Hamid - 5 games

Sean Franklin - 7 games

Steve Birnbaum - 5 games

Taylor Kemp - 1 game

Nick DeLeon - 2 games

M Markus Halsti - 6 games

M Michael Faran - 14 games

Fabian Espindola - 12 games

Chris Pontius - 12 games

Montreal Impact

Losses: 11

8 Players Injured

90 man-games lost

D Hassoun Camara - 12 games

D Donny Toia - 2 games

D Eric Miller - 5 games

D Victor Cabrera - 4 games

M Eric Alexander - 6 games

M Justin Mapp - 20 games

F Kenny Cooper - 19 games

F Cameron Porter - 22 games

New England Revolution

Losses: 9

6 Players Injured

53 man-games lost

GK Bobby Shuttleworth - 2 games

D Darrius Barnes - 24 games

D Kevin Alston - 3 games

D Jose Goncalves - 3 games

M Jermaine Jones - 14 games

M Diago Kobayashi - 7 games

New York City FC

Losses: 13

10 Players Injured

63 man-games lost

D Connor Brandt - 6 games

D Jason Hernandez - 2 games

M Javier Calle - 4 games

M Ned Grabavoy - 3 games

M Mehdi Ballouchy - 4 games

M Sebastian Velasquez - 5 games

M Frank Lampard - 6 games

F Khiry Shelton - 9 games

F Tony Taylor - 20 games

F David Villa - 4 games

New York Red Bulls

Losses: 7

7 Players Injured

60 man-games lost

D Ronald Zubar - 19 games

D Kemar Lawrence - 1 game

Roy Miller - 18 games

D Damien Perrinelle - 3 games

Chris Duvall - 11 games

M Sal Zizzo - 6 games

Lloyd Sam - 2 games

Philadelphia Union

Losses: 14

12 Players Injured

60 man-games lost

GK Andre Blake - 6 games

GK Brian Sylvestre - 5 games

D Steven Vitoria - 9 games

D Maurice Edu - 5 games

M Vincent Nogueira - 2 games

M Michael Lahoud - 11 games

M Cristian Maidana - 3 games

F Sebastian Le Toux - 2 games

F Fernando Aristeguieta - 5 games

F Andrew Wenger -  5 games

F Conor Casey - 4 games

F C.J. Sapong - 3 games

Toronto FC

Losses: 11

11 Players Injured

49 man-games lost

GK Joe Bendik - 4 games

D Damien Perquis - 5 games

D Nick Hagglund - 3 games

D Josh Williams - 2 games

D Clement Simonin - 24 games

M Benoit Cheyrou - 1 game

M Daniel Lovitz- 2 games

M Collen Warner - 1 game

F Jozy Altidore - 2 games

F Luke Moore - 4 games

F Robbie Findley - 1 game

So, what do you think about all of Orlando's injuries? Does it warrant the current losing streak the team is on? Let us know in the comments below.