PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
It is expected that Valeri will miss at least five months after Monday's operation, so it is unlikely he'll be back in time for the start of the 2015 season.
Valeri was injured in the Portland's season finale, a 2-0 victory over Dallas on Oct. 25.
The 28-year-old Argentine set team records with 11 goals and 14 assists in 33 games this...
Portland Timbers midfielder Steve Zakuani announced his retirement at age 26 on Wednesday.
Zakuani, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, said he no longer wished to continue playing following a string of injuries.
"When my career became more about the injections, MRIs, surgeries, doctors visits, painkillers and limited physical capabilities than the playing, enjoyment, love and passion for the game, I knew it was time to call it a day," Zakuani said on his personal website.
Portland Timbers star midfielder Diego Valeri tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the club announced on Tuesday.
Valeri, 28, will have surgery and miss at least five months, according to the Timbers.
The Argentinian was injured on Saturday during Portland's season finale, a 2-0 win against FC Dallas. A win by the Vancouver Whitecaps the next day eliminated the Timbers from playoff contention.
Valeri led the Timbers with 11 goals and 14 assists, both records for the club in MLS....