ACL surgery ends Hendry Thomas’s season in Dallas

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Ten games into his first season in Frisco, Tex., Hendry Thomas’s year is done. According to FC Dallas, the former Honduran international will miss six to eight months after undergoing Monday surgery to correct a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.

Thomas said last week that his season was likely over, but with today’s surgery, that status has been confirmed. After an operation FC Dallas described as “successful,” the team will be without its best defensive midfielder until the 2015 preseason.

Acquired this offseason from Colorado, Thomas had made 10 MLS appearance with before suffering injury on July 9. The 29-year-old had played 770 league minutes for his new club, with injury and suspension limiting him to nine starts.

Without him, head coach Oscar Pareja’s left reliant on veteran Adam Moffat and 22-year-old Michael Ulloa – the duo that started Saturday’s game against the New England Revolution. Michel, Andrew Jacobson, and Peter Luccin are also options in a central midfield that could soon undergo a change. With Mauro Díaz return into the team, Pareja’s midfield duo my no longer be asked to make up the space between themselves and two forwards.

That’s why the timing of Thomas’s injury is unfortunate; at least, it’s unfortunate for Dallas fans hoping some semblance of a full team could start soon. Key players like Díaz, Thomas, Fabián Castillo (suspension), and George John (injured all season) have experienced prolonged absences. All the while, Dallas has maintained its spot in the West’s top five.

Up to second after Saturday’s win, Dallas is now getting players back. Díaz, still recovering from his own knee injury, played 26 minutes against New England. Castillo has one match left on his four-game ban. Though there’s no indication when John’s knee injury will allow him to return, Pareja’s team was inching closer to something resembling a best XI.

Now that standard needs to be reevaluated. While many have implicitly removed John from the FC Dallas equation, they can explicitly do so now.

After following Pareja south this winter, Thomas’s season’s been cut short. It will be up to Moffat and company to protect that John-less defense.

Report: David Silva out 2-3 weeks with ligament damage

LOGRONO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 09:  David Silva of Spain is fouled by Lars Gerson of Luxembourg during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group C match between Spain and Luxembourg at Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas on October 9, 2015 in Logrono, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Despite sitting at the top of the table in the Premier League, things are not going well for Manchester City.

Star striker and leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Argentina, and now he is joined by David Silva on the injured list.

Silva lasted nine minutes in Spain’s EURO qualifying match against Luxembourg, forced off after taking a bad challenge from behind. Silva went down in pain and tried to play on, but asked for a substitution just minutes later.

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Spanish news outlet AS is reporting that Silva has suffered “lateral internal ligament damage in his right ankle,” and could face 2-3 weeks on the sidelines.

With Aguero set to miss at least a month, Silva’s injury could leave Manchester City without two of their top players in the coming weeks.

Silva has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, the quarterback of the City attack, which has scored a league-leading 19 goals through eight matches.

City travels to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 25, which falls into that 2-3 week range for Silva’s recovery. In a match that could decide who sits top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini would be very shorthanded without Silva and Aguero.

Alejandro Bedoya to miss USMNT vs. Mexico

GLASGOW,  SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 15 :  Alejandro Bedoya of USA  in action during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Alejandro Bedoya will not feature for the United States in the CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Saturday, and has been replaced on the roster by Bobby Wood.

Bedoya traveled to Los Angeles from his club team Nantes in France, but Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he will be unable to play after falling ill.

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Without Bedoya, Union Berlin midfielder Bobby Wood has been added to the USMNT side. Wood scored the first two goals of his international career this summer in wins over the Netherlands and Germany, and has scored four goals in ten matches for Union Berlin this season. Wood has been training with the U.S. camp throughout the week for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica.

Bedoya has played well for the USMNT, discounting his short performance against Brazil in September. In that match, Klinsmann played Bedoya out of position against a potent Brazil attack, and he was substituted before halftime. However, playing in his more natural role as a winger or attacking midfielder, many believed Bedoya could be in line for a start against Mexico.