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AJ DeLaGarza to miss playoffs with torn ACL

Dynamo defender out with knee injury.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Dynamo defender AJ DeLaGarza will miss the Dynamo post-season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). DeLaGarza suffered the season ending injury during Houston’s 3-0 victory over the Chicago Fire. An MRI Monday confirmed the diagnosis of a torn ACL. He is expected to have surgery on the tear but it has not yet been scheduled according to a release from the Dynamo.

Houston traded with the LA Galaxy ahead of the 2017 season for the right back. He has played in thirty games for the team during the season and made more than one crucial goal line save in orange. He has helped to bring stability to a backline that has struggled over the last couple of season.

The Dynamo have made it to the MLS post-season for the first time in three years. On Thursday, they will face Sporting Kansas City in the knockout round of the MLS Playoffs.