Dwayne De Rosario Injury: Reigning MLS MVP Hurt In Canada's World Cup Qualifier

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)

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

D.C. United star and reigning MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario injured his knee on Tuesday in Canada's 2-0 loss to Panama in World Cup qualifying. After a tackle early in the game, De Rosario came up limping and was subbed out in the 20th minute.

Canadian coach Stephen Hart said De Rosario may have an issue with his MCL but will undergo tests when the team returns to Canada.

De Rosario is Canada's all-time leading scorer with 20 international goals. He won the 2011 MLS MVP despite playing for three different teams over the course of the season thanks to his strong second half of the year with D.C. United. For United this season he has notched seven goals and and is second in the league with 12 assists over 26 games.

For more on D.C. United, check out Black and Red United.

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