HOFFMAN SUFFERS BROKEN TOE
No further details about the injury --- like severity, or which foot it was --- or a timetable for his return were available. A Union official declined comment on Hoffman's status.
The league's injury report, due every Tuesday and Friday, has not yet been updated, so it does not reflect Hoffman's status.
Hoffman, who was taken with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 SuperDraft, finished his junior season at UCLA tied for fourth nationally in goals scored and points.
Though he's only appeared in three MLS matches --- including 51 minutes as a starter against Vancouver, and 13 minutes last weekend being subbed on against D.C. United --- Hoffman has gotten his feet wet with considerable playing time in friendlies and U.S. Open Cup competitions.
Losing Hoffman for any period of time at least opens the door for more playing time for guys like Jack McInerney and Josue Martinez, both of whom started against D.C.