Colorado loses Rivero to broken foot

The Colorado Rapids will be without midfielder Martin Rivero for the next 2-3 months after he sustained a broken foot in the club's first preseason match against the Portland Timbers.

Rivero sustained the injury in the 44th minute after an awkward collision, and he will return to Colorado for further tests.

The 23-year-old joined the Rapids on a two-year loan last February from Rosario Central in Argentina's second division, and he went on to become a regular in the first team, starting 30 of Colorado's final 31 games.

Rivero netted two goals and led the team with eight assists last term.