Major Blow For Inter Miami As Nicolás Freire Suffers ACL Injury

Written by Patrick Echatah

Nicolás Freire, Inter Miami’s centre back has sustained a right ACL (knee) injury on Monday, the Florida based team confirmed that he will likely miss the rest of the 2024 MLS season.

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In the second half of Inter Miami’s 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday, Freire sustained an injury.

The veteran defender played in 10 games (nine starts) for Inter Miami after joining on a season-long loan from Liga MX team Pumas UNAM in January.

In Freire’s absence, Tomás Avilés and Sergii Kryvtsov are anticipated to be the team’s starting center-back duo by head coach Tata Martino. In the event that Inter Miami wishes to bolster their team, the Secondary Transfer Window is open from July 18 until August 14.

In 2024, Freire becomes the second Inter Miami player after Facundo Farías to sustain a season-long knee injury. Diego Gómez and Federico Redondo, two midfielders, have also been out for extended periods of time, but they should return shortly.

Up until Matchday 15, Inter Miami led the Supporters’ Shield race despite suffering yet another injury setback. They have 31 points (9W-2L-4D) and a league-high 36 goals scored.

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Brazilian winger Célio Pompeu has signed a new deal with St. Louis CITY SC, the team announced on Friday

With a club option for 2027, the 24-year-old Brazilian is now signed through the 2026 MLS season.

“We are proud to see Célio’s growth through our pipeline”, sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel said in a press release. “He has grown as a professional, both on and off the field, and to reap the rewards with a new contract was something he worked really hard for. Celio continues to elevate his game each and every day and we hope that he doesn’t stop raising the bar.”

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