Lahoud suffers injury in Philadelphia defeat


Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin says that Michael Lahoud suffered a right quad strain injury during their 1 nil defeat to Toronto FC in front of their home fans at PPL Park on Saturday night.

Sebastian Giovinco scored the only goal for the visitors from a free-kick in the 34th minute.

Sierra Leone international was forced off the field barely after the opening whistle and was replaced by Richie Marquez, who was making his MLS debut.

The defeat leaves Union ninth in the MLS Eastern conference race; however the Sierra Leone midfielder posted on his tweeter account, “Wish I could’ve been out there to help the team earn a result. Thanks for the support @philaunion fans & @sonsofben. I’ll be back soon #DOOP.”

“Another disappointing loss,” head coach Jim Curtin told club website.

“In the second half I was proud of the effort that the guys put in. I thought that they pushed the game and they pushed the tempo. They had a couple chances that were blocked in front of goal. It’s not a lack of effort. They are working very hard.”

“Early on, Lahoud went down with a right quad strain that forced him off the field barely after the opening whistle. It forced Jim Curtin to make a first-half substitute for the third time this year. In his place was Richie Marquez, who was making his MLS debut.”


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