Los Angeles FC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye had successful surgery on his left medial malleolus — the lump on the inside of the ankle formed by the end of the tibia — to repair a fracture.
The injury occurred during LAFC’s July 26 match against the LA Galaxy. The surgery was performed Aug. 6 by Dr. Rachel Triche at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His expected recovery time is four to six months, which means he will miss the rest of the regular season. Best case scenario, he could begin training again in November.
Secondary Transfer Window Recap
The secondary transfer window officially closed Wednesday night, and LAFC took full advantage. No LAFC players departed during the window, but the team was able to add:
- Andre Horta, who signed with the club back in March, was officially added to the roster when the secondary transfer window opened earlier this summer. The 21-year-old midfielder most recently played with SL Benfica of Portugal’s First Division.
- Danilo Silva joined the team on a five-month loan from Internacional in Brazil. He spent a large part of his professional career in the Ukrainian league as well. He also played under Bob Bradley in 2005 with the now-defunct Metrostars.
- Christian Ramirez was traded from Minnesota United FC in exchange for up to $1 million dollars in allocation money over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He is a Southern California native, having attended college at UC Santa Barbara and Concordia after attending La Quinta High School in Westminster, Calif.
- Josh Perez is a midfielder acquired from Fiorentina in Serie A, but with Southern California roots. He was in the Chivas USA youth system from 2011-2013 and later signed a four year contract with Fiorentina.
U.S. Open Cup loss
Los Angeles FC’s U.S. Open Cup run came to an end Wednesday night after a dramatic loss in penalty kicks to the Houston Dynamo. Despite the loss, there were many positives to be taken from the match, ones the team can use in the final stretch of the MLS season.