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Dike: 'Worst day of my life'
February 17th, 2014 8:51PM
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[WORLD 2014 COUNTDOWN] Less a week after getting called into Nigeria's team for its friendly March 5 against Mexico in Atlanta, Oklahoma-born Bright Dike's World Cup hopes -- and MLS season -- appear to be over after Goal.com reported that he had torn his Achilles heel in practice on Monday with Toronto FC.

He had overcome the same injury in 2012 to return to MLS action with the Portland Timbers and then Toronto FC after his trade during the 2013 season.

After the season, he debuted and scored his first goal for Nigeria.



Only last week, Dike, who starred at Notre Dame, tweeted a photo of himself with the World Cup trophy that was on tour in Toronto.



Dike is the second U.S. prospect whose hopes of representing another national team at the World Cup were shattered by a long-term injury. Rodney Wallace, who was born in Costa Rica and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, injured his knee in the MLS Western Conference finals with Portland. He is expected to miss the first half of the 2014 MLS season.

American-born Giuseppe Rossi still holds out hope of making Italy's World Cup team. He has targeted Fiorentina's Coppa Italia final against Napoli in early May as the date of his comeback from yet another knee injury.


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