Saturday morning: What's in the news ...

1. Federico Higuain is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the Columbus Crew's season following surgery to repair his knee after suffering an ACL injury during the Crew’s 3-2 loss at Colorado. The 34-year-old Argentine has 55 goals and 63 assists in eight seasons with Columbus. The injury came as the Crew slumped to its eighth defeat in its last nine games.

-- Results: Major League Soccer (Week 14)

2. Ignacio Piatti will miss 8-12 weeks after suffering a knee injury in the Montreal Impact's 4-2 loss at LAFC. The game was the first he had started since March 16. He began the season with three goals in his first three games to give him 66 goals in six seasons with the Impact. After the 2018 season, Piatti, 34, said the 2019 season would be his last in Montreal and he would then return to his native Argentina.

3. Former U.S. national team player Steph Cox has come out of retirement to serve as a national team replacement player for the NWSL's Reign FC, where she serves as an assistant coach. The 33-year-old Cox, who will be available for Sunday's match against Houston, retired in 2015 after three seasons in Seattle. As a defender, she earned 89 caps for the USA and won an Olympic gold medal in 2008. She also went to the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups.
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