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Ralston Done for the Year

Posted by Mike Marshall on September 28, 2009

I had a feeling when he left the field on Saturday night that it would be the last time we saw Steve Ralston this year.

Looks like I was right.

Ralston suffers season-ending knee injury
Revs captain tore the ACL in his right knee on Saturday against Seattle

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution captain Steve Ralston suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Revs’ match against Seattle, and will miss the remainder of the 2009 season. Surgery to repair the injury will be scheduled for a later date.

I hate to say it, but at 35-years of age, even if Ralston is willing and able to make a comeback, might the Revs be at the point where they should say, “Thanks, but no thanks”?  And if he still wants to play, deal him to whatever team he’d like to go to – Kansas City, perhaps?

At this point in his career, I just don’t like the odds of him playing as many minutes as the Revs need him to play.  Cut the cord, wish Rally all the best, and move on.

2 Responses to “Ralston Done for the Year”

  1. JMH said

    Keep him for depth and add around him. The cap should be going up next year.

  2. Walter Silva said

    Its going to be a hard job for the Steve to make a come back at 35 the ligaments take lot longer to get better,im talking with experience at 26 i hade to repair all the ligaments on my rigth knee, byt that was back in 1977, things are alot better today, butt is age could be the problem,It is age Steve sould just call it quits, get a job is assistent coach for the revs.Its hard to get another player like Steve Ralston in MLS, i havent seing a better player in this league then Steve Ralston, What ever you do Steve MLS WILL MISS YOU, A VERY GOOD PLAYER AND A GENTLEMAN, TAKE CARE STEVE

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