FC Dallas may be one of the favorites heading into the upcoming MLS playoffs, but the U.S. Open Cup champions will have to overcome the loss of their biggest star if they hope to claim more trophies this season.
Goal is reporting that Mauro Diaz suffered a possible torn Achilles in Sunday’s 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Seattle Sounders. The injury would certainly keep him out of action through the entire MLS postseason.
“I’m waiting, but we need to protect the players,” head coach Oscar Pareja said after the match. “The friction tonight was too much, and it’s sometimes not tangible. You can’t see it, but it’s one from another from another from another, and then you pay the price.”
Diaz is reportedly set to undergo tests on Monday as FC Dallas awaits news on just how long their star playmaker will be out. Diaz has provided five goals and 13 assists in 2016.
Prior to the start of the playoffs, FC Dallas will look to wrap up the Supporters’ Shield with a win on Sunday against the LA Galaxy after taking on Suchitepéquez in midweek Champions League action.