Seattle Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his proper anterior cruciate ligament within the crew’s CONCACAF Champions League ultimate on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old was a finalist for league MVP final season and named to the MLS Greatest XI crew.
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On Wednesday, he was subbed out within the twenty ninth minute of the sport, through which the Sounders defeated Liga MX facet Pumas UNAM 3-0 in Seattle to construct a 5-2 combination lead and win their first CCL title.
Obed Vargas, a 16-year-old from Alaska, changed Joao Paulo.
“He stepped in and carried out — the child performed fairly rattling nicely. Completely happy to have deep squad,” coach Brian Schmetzer stated of Vargas, per The Seattle Occasions. “That’s what’s required to win a event like this and to compete in MLS.”
Joao Paulo, a 31-year-old from Brazil, is in his third season with the Sounders. In six video games this season, he scored one objective and added one help.
In 56 video games (51 begins) with the Sounders, he has six targets and 17 assists.
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