Seattle Sounders center-back Roman Torres out for season with knee injury

Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres will miss the rest of the MLS season after suffering a knee injury last weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Sounders confirmed Torres is out for the year on Monday after the captain of the Panama national team underwent an MRI. The team said it would have no other comment until Tuesday.

Torres signed with Seattle in mid-August after helping Panama reach the Gold Cup semifinals.

Torres previously played for Millonarios in Colombia and is regarded as the top defender on Panama's national team. Torres has six international goals since 2013 and scored in Panama's loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinals in July.

Torres was injured just before halftime of Seattle's 1-1 draw with San Jose. He appeared in four matches for Seattle.

Seattle captain Brad Evans is likely to replace Torres going forward, but he is also a doubt for this weekend's game at the Vancouver Whitecaps after suffering a head injury.