Even though FC Dallas remains one of the best teams in MLS and are also one of the top candidates to win the MLS Playoffs, their chances of lifting the trophy at the end of the season have taken a massive blow following the injury of one of their best players.
According to reports, attacking midfielder and MVP candidate Mauro Diaz will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury. The former River Plate star suffered the injury during stoppage time against the Seattle Sounders this past weekend and he won't play again in 2016, so Oscar Pareja's team will have to face the postseason with their star playmaker sidelined.
NEWS: Mauro Diaz undergoes successful surgery to repair torn Achilles tendon, will miss remainder of 2016 season. https://t.co/iwRc3wMEyg— X - FC Dallas (@FCDallas) October 19, 2016
Even though Dallas is already used to play without Diaz (since the playmaker has already missed 37 regular season games since his arrival in 2013) and considering the results have been better than expected, the Argentinian has traits that no other player on the squad possesses.
After all, there's a reason why Diaz netted five goals and dished out 13 assists this season. Will Dallas overcome their star's absence, or will they fall short of the title once again despite their excellent regular season?