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Sporting KC goalkeeper Tim Melia could miss start of playoffs

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As Sporting Kansas City jockeys for playoff seeding, the league’s top-performing goalkeeper will be absent from the lineup.

Tim Melia will miss the next two to four weeks, possibly longer, after injuring his right hamstring Saturday in a draw with Minnesota. Coach Peter Vermes classified the injury as a middle-grade tear, though Melia is scheduled to undergo an MRI later Monday to confirm that diagnosis and timetable.

“It’s two to four weeks, but you never know,” Vermes said. “You just don’t know with any of those things. We’re going to have to be smart and careful and deal with it the right way.