By Patrick Akoto
Portland Timbers midfielder Kalif Alhassan sat on the sideline and watched the side practiceÂ TuesdayÂ with an injury.
The 23-year-old tweaked his knee during Saturdayâ€™s 1-1 draw against Union Settle.
Timbers coach Caleb Porter would not elaborate on the specific details of Alhassanâ€™s injury, but said that the Timbers would continue to monitor him this week to determine whether he can play against the Chicago FireÂ on Sunday.
â€œWith Kalif, he had a little niggle at the end of the game, so weâ€™re just being smart with him as well,â€ Porter said.
â€œFor right now, weâ€™re not sure where those guys are at for the game this weekend.â€