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FC Dallas loses David Ferriera to fractured ankle

Published 4/24/2011 11:16:22 AM by staff from dallas

To say the opening of the 2011 MLS season has not gone as planned for FC Dallas would be an understatement.  Even when they get some sunshine, the rain clouds still find a way.  Such was the case this weekend as the team fought back from a deficit with a late Eric Avila goal to grab a nice road win in Vancouver.  However, the rain clouds still were present as the team found out they lost last year's MLS MVP David Ferreira to a fractured ankle.

The Colombian midfielder was injured on a hard tackle by Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jonny Leathers Saturday. Ferreira was taken off the field on a stretcher and to a hospital.  The team said surgery would be scheduled after Ferreira saw doctors back in Dallas.

With the injury, FC Dallas loses the man that makes their offense go and one of the most feared attacking players in the entire MLS.  Unfortunately, the injury is significant and David Ferreira will spend a lengthy amout of time on the shelf.  Can the struggling FC Dallas side find a way to win without their star?

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