FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz out with torn Achilles

FRISCO, Texas (AP) " FC Dallas midfielder Mauro Diaz will miss the playoffs with a torn left Achilles tendon, a significant setback for the MLS-leading club with one game left in the regular season.

Diaz had surgery Wednesday, three days after he was injured in the 89th minute of a 2-1 home victory against Seattle.

The 25-year-old Argentine led FC Dallas with five goals and 13 assists. Diaz had three game-winning goals and seven game-winning assists.

FC Dallas has 59 points, two better than Colorado and five ahead of the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls. FC Dallas finishes the regular season at the LA Galaxy on Sunday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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