San Jose 3.5.13
Lenhart suspended for two games
San Jose forward Steven Lenhart was suspended two games by the MLS disciplinary committee for his violent play in last weekend's game against Chivas USA. Lenhart, whose foot hit Mario de Luna in the face in the 68th minute during a scramble for the ball, also was fined an undisclosed sum. Lenhart, 26, will join fellow striker Alan Gordon on the sideline. Gordon is suspended for two more matches for making an anti-gay remark during a game at Portland on April 14.
Pickens out 3-4 months with broken arm
The Colorado Rapids will be without Matt Pickens for three to four months after the goalkeeper broke his left forearm in the team's match against Real Salt Lake. last weekend. The 30-year-old has set club records for shutouts and wins since joining the team in a trade with Chicago in 2009. He played an integral role in helping the Rapids claim the 2010 MLS Cup. Pickens was replaced by backup Clint Irwin, who made his MLS debut on Saturday.
Pickens suffers broken arm
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens suffered a broken left arm in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. Pickens made his second consecutive start of the season after sitting out the opener against Dallas and was injured just four minutes into the match when he leapt to punch a ball out of his penalty area following a corner kick.
Zizzo out after knee surgery
Midfielder Sal Zizzo will be sidelined four to six weeks following surgery on his left knee. The 25-year-old tore the medial meniscus during practice Monday, a day after he appeared as a second-half substitute in the Timbers' season-opening 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls. Zizzo, in his third season with Portland, has one goal in 51 games.
DeMerit blow for Whitecaps
Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit could miss the 2013 season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon. The centre-back, 33, played the first seven minutes of Vancouver's season-opening 1-0 victory over Toronto last weekend before leaving with the injury. DeMerit started 31 of Vancouver's 32 games last term and helped lead the club to their first appearance in the MLS Cup playoffs.
D.C. Utd. 2.3.13
De Rosario suspended 2 games
D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for two regular-season games for violent conduct in a preseason game. The league announced Friday that De Rosario also has been fined an undisclosed amount for the head-butt foul on Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz in the 60th minute of the preseason match on Feb. 23.