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Martins OK Monday, less Tuesday, now day-to-day

Here's coach Sigi Schmid's take on why forward Obafemi Martins was held out of today's 1-0 win over Chivas:

"Everything was fine on Monday, he trained well. On Tuesday it acted up a little bit – he didn’t wake up well. So we’ve been in communication with him from this morning from about 9 o’clock on. So we gave him a fitness test and we just felt it wasn’t worth the risk to have him go out there."

With Oba out, forward David Estrada said he learned he was in this starting lineup about 30 minutes before first kick.

Schmid said Martins is day-to-day with status unknown for the Saturday visit from Chicago.