The San Jose Earthquakes and U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will have to make do without Marc Pelosi for important matches ahead.
On Friday, the Earthquakes revealed that the 21-year-old underwent successful surgery on his left knee, but he will be sidelined for two to three months. Pelosi will subsequently miss the U.S. U-23s Olympic qualifying playoff series vs. Colombia in March, and the start of the 2016 MLS season.
Pelosi previously suffered a broken right leg, which led to a 14-month absence, with Liverpool in 2013. After recovering from successful surgery, he was released by the Reds and subsequently moved to San Jose. The midfielder appeared in 12 matches for the Western Conference club in 2015.
Additionally, he appeared in three games for the U.S. U-23s during the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship last October. He scored the first goal in the team’s 2-0 victory vs. Canada in the third-place game.
The U.S. U-23s will play Colombia in the first leg of the pair’s Olympic qualifying playoff on March 25, and the second leg on March 29.
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