U.S. men’s national team captain Clint Dempsey injured his right hamstring on Monday and is expected to miss two to three weeks, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old Seattle Sounders forward returned to Seattle to receive treatment.
Dempsey will not travel with the team for its upcoming friendly matches in Europe. The squad will play Denmark on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET and Switzerland on March 31 at noon ET.
In two games with the Sounders this season, Dempsey has scored three goals on six shots. Dempsey has been the U.S. captain since 2013.
Earlier this year, the United States lost to Chile and beat Panama in friendly matches.
- Paul Palladino