New England Revolution midfielder/forward Steve Ralston's season is over after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday's win over Seattle. Ralston came down awkwardly after being bumped from behind by Seattle's Osvaldo Alonso while trying to win a header in the first half.
The injury means that New England will now have to make their playoff push with the team's number two in both scoring and assists this season as a bystander.
The 35-year-old Ralston is Major League Soccer's all time leader in games played, games started, minutes played, assists, and game winning assists.
With star striker Taylor Twellman having already missed most of the season through injury, the loss of Ralston is a devastating blow to the Revolution who are currently third in the Eastern Conference standings, but have a rash of games between now and the beginning of the playoffs.
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