Marquez injured, will miss USA-Mexico qualifier

Marquez injured, will miss USA-Mexico qualifier

World Cup Qualifying

Marquez injured, will miss USA-Mexico qualifier

Rafael Marquez (AP) 

Mexican national team captain Rafael Marquez suffered a torn calf muscle and is expected to miss Mexico's World Cup qualifying showdown vs. the United States on Aug. 12.

Marquez suffered the injury while training with FC Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's exhibition vs. the Seattle Sounders. He is expected to be sidelined between 10 and 15 days, making a return for next week's qualifier highly unlikely.

Marquez had just returned from knee surgery, having seen limited action during Barcelona's pre-season.

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