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Mexico, Sporting Kansas City star Alan Pulido (knee) to miss MLS season

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Alan Pulido scores for SKC in win over FC Dallas (0:46)

Alan Pulido and Daniel Salloi find the net for Sporting Kansas City in a 2-0 win at Toyota Stadium. (0:46)

Mexico forward Alan Pulido needs knee surgery and will miss Sporting Kansas City's entire 2022 Major League Soccer season.

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The team said Tuesday that Pulido will have surgery Monday with Drs. Bert Mandelbaum and Clint Soppe in Los Angeles. Expected recovery time is nine months to a year.

Pulido, 30, had eight goals in 21 league games last year in his second season with Kansas City.

He played previously for Liga MX club Tigres (2010-14), Greece's Levadiakos (2015) and Olympiakos (2015-16) and Chivas (2016-19). He has five goals in 20 appearances for Mexico.

He was on the 2014 World Cup roster but did not get in a game.