Ledezma signs new PSV deal after returning from torn ACL

American midfielder Richy Ledezma signed a contract extension with PSV Eindhoven of the Dutch first division, a deal announced after he returned from a torn ACL to play his first senior team match in more than a year.

PSV said Thursday that the 21-year-old’s new contract runs through the 2023-24 season.

Ledezma tore his right ACL during a Europa League match against the Cypriot club Omonia Nicosia on Dec. 10, 2020. He returned in the first minute of second-half stoppage time in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Born in Phoenix, Ledezma joined PSV from Major League Soccer’s Salt Lake and made his debut in the 2020-21 season, playing six matches before the injury. He made his U.S. national team debut in November 2020, getting two assists in an exhibition win over Panama.

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