via FC Dallas
FRISCO, Texas (November 2, 2023) – FC Dallas midfielder Alan Velasco suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his left knee as well as a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his left knee during FC Dallas’ Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs first round match against the Seattle Sounders on Monday, October 30 at Lumen Field in Seattle.
Velasco will undergo surgery in the near future. An update on that procedure will be provided upon completion.
In 2023, Velasco topped Major League Soccer’s 22 Under 22 list Velasco featured in 28 MLS regular season matches, netting four goals and providing four assists. The midfielder received his first National team call-up with Argentina, scoring in a closed door friendly with the Argentina U23 squad against the Bolivia U23 national team on September 4, 2023.
FC Dallas hosts the Seattle Sounders on Saturday, November 4 at Toyota Stadium at 8PM CT in Game 2 of this Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs best-of-three series.