TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 5: Julian de Guzman #6 of Toronto FC battles for the ball with Dwayne De Rosario #7 of DC United during MLS action at BMO Field May 5, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Dwayne De Rosario Injury: Reigning MLS MVP To Miss 10-12 Weeks With Sprained MCL

D.C. United's captain Dwayne De Rosario injured his knee in Canada's World Cup qualifying match against Panama on Tuesday night.

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Dwayne De Rosario Injury Reaction: 'D.C. United Has A Big Problem'

After suffering an MCL sprain while on international duty with Canada, Dwayne De Rosario is effectively done for the season. The reigning Major League Soccer MVP has been ruled out for 10-12 weeks with the injury. That will rule him out for all of the club's seven remaining regular-season fixtures, as well as any potential playoff matches. United currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 41 points, trailing fifth place Columbus by a single point. The top five teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs.

The folks over at Black And Red United are understandably upset, as the loss of their captain will be a major setback as they attempt to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Comments like the following seem to highlight the reaction of the fanbase in general:

Even with the August slump I just kept thinking ‘nah, they’re gonna make it to the playoffs… I mean they have to!’ I need to be held.

United will be facing the New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. ET from RFK Stadium on Saturday, as they adjust to life without De Rosario.

For more on DC United, please visit Black And Red United. For more on the New England Revolution, please visit The Bent Musket. To keep up with all things footie, please visit SB Nation Soccer.

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