SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Marc Pelosi successfully underwent a procedure to resolve chronic tendinitis in his left knee on Friday afternoon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Akizuki in San Francisco and is expected to keep him out two to three months.
Pelosi, 21, signed with San Jose on July 17, 2015 and appeared in 12 games, making seven starts, last season. He earned his first call-up to the U.S. National Team during the January Camp in 2015 and earned a subsequent call-up to the January Camp this year, although he was unable to attend due to injury. A product and member of the U.S. Youth National Team system, Pelosi previously captained the U.S. to the Round of 16 in the 2011 U-17 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He later suited up for the U-20s and is currently a regular for the U23s. Pelosi signed with Liverpool of the English Premier League soon after the U-17 FIFA World Cup and played for their U-18s and U20s over parts of four seasons before signing with San Jose.