Omar Salgado sidelined with a fractured foot

'Caps striker injured while on international duty

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that striker Omar Salgado has suffered a fracture in his right foot, while on international duty with the United States U-20 national team in South America.

The 18-year-old suffered the injury during a 4-2 friendly defeat to the Uruguay U-20 side on Wednesday afternoon. The native of El Paso, Texas, appeared as a first-half substitute in the friendly in Montevideo, Uruguay, before coming out of the match with the injury in the 82nd minute.

“We are disappointed to hear about Omar’s injury,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie. “While it is a setback for him, we are confident that he will have a full recovery.”

This season, Salgado started five of his six MLS appearances for 385 minutes of action, registering one assist. The youngster also claimed an assist in this year’s Amway Canadian Championship semifinal, first leg, at North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton on May 2.