The Seattle Sounders FC have announced that forward Jarrod Smith has been placed on injured reserve due to a hip flexor injury. As a result, Smith is required to miss the first six games of the season. He is eligible to return to league play for the May 2 game at Chicago.
Smith could train with the team and play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in scheduled for April 28.
Smith, a second-year forward from New Zealand, was selected by Seattle in the MLS Expansion Draft. He played 20 games during his rookie season with Toronto, starting six.