Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez, who leads the MLS with five goals, will miss four to six weeks with a left quad injury.
The expansion team says Martinez suffered the injury last week when playing for the Venezuela in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The 23-year-old played 59 minutes for Venezuela on Thursday in a 2-2 draw with Peru before picking up the injury.
Martinez has led Atlanta United, which plays at Seattle on Friday, to two wins from its opening three MLS games.
He had a hat trick in...
A Paulinho hat trick helped Brazil to a 4-1 victory over Uruguay in a clash of the top two teams in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
Uruguay were awarded a penalty on nine minutes when Alisson took down Edinson Cavani after the PSG striker had beaten the Brazil keeper to a chested back-pass from left-back Marcelo.
Cavani then stepped up and powered his shot low and to the right of Alisson to give the home side a 1-0 advantage.
Paulinho scored the first of his goals to put Brazil level...
There are no real prizes for coming first. Or second for that matter. World Cup qualification in South America is all about crossing the line and making it through to Russia.
The first four teams qualify automatically for next year's tournament, with the side finishing fifth having to play off against opponents from Oceania. And as the competition moves into the final third, only Brazil are really sitting pretty.
Those six consecutive wins under new coach Tite have carried Brazil to 27 points. In...