Trinidad’s Molino tears ACL, will miss Gold Cup

Trinidad & Tobago international Kevin Molino (red jersey) suffered a season-ending knee injury on May 2, 2015. (Photo: Allan V. Crane)

ORLANDO, Florida -- Orlando City SC announced Sunday that midfielder Kevin Molino suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee Saturday night during a friendly against Brazilian Seria A club Ponte Preta.

The Trinidad & Tobago international is expected to undergo surgery on an undetermined date and will miss the remainder of the 2015 Major League Soccer season, as well as July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

“We are obviously devastated for Kevin,” said Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath.  “He was having a great start to the season, his first in MLS.  He’ll work with the team physicians from Orlando Health to make sure he undergoes a full recovery and comes back in top form.”

Molino led Trinidad to a runner-up finish in the 2014 Caribbean Cup, scoring a team-high seven goals.  He started in seven of Orlando City’s first eight MLS games this year.