Pozuelo plows through tough TFC season on and off the field

In a 1-on-1 chat with TFC Republic, the Spaniard discusses his injury woes during what has been a difficult campaign.

Pozuelo plows through tough TFC season on and off the field

Alejandro Pozuelo was Toronto FC’s iron man in 2020, and seemed virtually invincible during an incredible MLS season that saw him score nine goals and tally 10 assists en route to being named the league’s MVP.

Pozuelo started in all 23 of TFC’s regular season games a year ago, playing 2,015 of a possible 2,070 minutes, and then logged another start and another 120 minutes in the Reds’ extra-time loss to Nashville SC in the first round of the playoffs.

But this year has been a completely different story for the Spanish playmaker, as a series of injury problems that started in pre-season have limited him to 18 MLS appearances (13 as a starter) and just 1,257 minutes of playing time (out of a possible 2,970).

Pozuelo came on as a substitute in a 2-0 home loss to Atlanta United FC on Oct. 16, making his return after suffering another injury setback in late August.. He’s gone on to play in the next four league games, recording four shots along the way, but has yet to register a single goal or assist since his return.