[MLS] More bad news for the struggling Seattle Sounders. Colombian: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, a finalist for the 2009 MLS Defender of the Year in his first season in the league, was placed on injured reserve due to a torn left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Hurtado suffered the injury in stoppage time of Saturday's 1-0 loss to San Jose at Qwest Field. He went down near midfield while closing down Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, who was aiming for a try at Seattle's goal left vacant when keeper Kasey Keller had come forward on a corner kick.
Hurtado, 26, is required to miss the next six games of the season. He is eligible to return to league play for the July 15 game at D.C. United.