Boateng out 8-10 weeks
Midfielder Nana Boateng is expected to miss significant time after fracturing three vertebrae in his back in Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Real Salt Lake. The injury occurred in the first half when Boateng went up for an aerial challenge with RSL's Luke Mulholland and landed hard on his back. Boateng will miss 8-10 weeks, but the Rapids said the injury will not require surgery.
NY City 18.4.17
Shelton sidelined 4 to 6 weeks
New York City winger Khiry Shelton will miss the next four to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The 23-year old pulled up in the final minutes of NYCFC's 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Friday night. Shelton has come off the bench in four games this season, after scoring four times in 24 appearances last year.
Howard suspended 3 games
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for profane language directed toward a fan during a game against Sporting Kansas City and an altercation with a fan following the match. The longtime U.S. national team star was penalized Friday, five days after Colorado's 3-1 loss at Sporting on Sunday.
Shea out up to 12 weeks
The Vancouver Whitecaps say Brek Shea could miss up to 12 weeks with an injury to his left knee. The 27-year-old midfielder was hurt five minutes into Wednesday's second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Tigres UANL. "He's gone for an MRI [on Friday]," Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson said after Thursday's practice. "If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say it will be six, eight, 10, 12 weeks. That's obviously not great for us."
LA Galaxy 28.3.17
Galaxy loses Lletget for 4 to 6 months
The Galaxy announced that midfielder Sebastian Lletget will undergo surgery next week after injuring his left foot in last week's U.S. National Team game against Honduras. After undergoing tests Monday, it was revealed that Lletget sustained a Lisfranc injury. It was originally diagnosed as a left foot strain. He will be sidelined from four to six months. Lletget scored his first international goal in the fifth minute, but was forced to leave the game in the 18th minute.
Roman Torres suspended
Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres was suspended for a game for his conduct during last weekend's match against the Montreal Impact. Torres kicked Ambroise Oyongo in the leg following the collision in the 37th minute. He will not play on Sunday when the Sounders host the New York Red Bulls.
Sjoberg out 6 to 8 weeks
The Colorado Rapids center-back Axel Sjoberg will miss at least 6 to 8 weeks after undergoing left hamstring surgery. The 26-year-old suffered the injury in this weekend's 1-0 loss at the New York Red Bulls. Sjoberg was named a finalist for the MLS Defender of the Year award. With Sjoberg out, Colorado will likely turn to a center-back partnership of Bobby Burling and Jared Watts.
LA Galaxy 9.3.17
Jones, Romney suspended one game
The Galaxy will be without two starters Sunday after midfielder Jermaine Jones and defender Dave Romney received one-game suspensions Wednesday. Jones was suspended and issued an undisclosed fine for his foul against Cristian Colman in the 17th minute of Saturday's game against Dallas. Romney was found guilty of embellishment on a foul to a penalty kick for the Galaxy in the second half.
Goossens expected to miss five to six months
Chicago Fire midfielder John Goossens suffered an ankle injury in the season opener Saturday at Columbus and the club released a statement saying the injury is expected to keep him out for five to six months. Goossens will have surgery on Friday at Rush in Chicago. Goossens suffered the injury while closing down a cross in the 94th minute. He turned his ankle while trying to block the cross and he went down.
Kaka to miss six weeks
Orlando City's season-opening 1-0 win in its brand new soccer-specific stadium is overshadowed by an injury to team captain and former Ballon d'Or winner Kaka. The Brazilian star, the highest-paid player in MLS, has sustained a Grade 1 to 2 injury to his left hamstring and will be sidelined about six weeks. In 2015, Kaka missed a total of six games due to injuries and international duty. The next year, he missed 10 league games due to various injuries.
Kaka exits early with hamstring injury
Kaka limped out of Orlando City's season opener against New York City with hamstring injury. The former AC Milan and Real Madrid star lasted just 11 minutes before asking coach Jason Kreis to be substituted. The match marks the club's first in their new Orlando City Stadium. Kaka scored nine goals and provided a further 10 assists with Orlando last season.
Brad Evans to miss 5-7 weeks
Seattle Sounders defender Brad Evans will miss the start of the MLS season after the club announced he will be rested for five to seven weeks due to a calf muscle strain. "We're going to shut him down to make sure he's 100 percent and see if we can't get him for the rest of the season," coach Brian Schmetzer told The Seattle Times. Evans, 31, began suffering leg problems shortly after rejoining Seattle after the U.S. men's national team January training camp.