• Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    LA's DeLaGarza diagnosed with knee sprain

    CARSON, California - LA Galaxy defender A.J. DeLaGarza has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee and could miss a month or more, including the CONCACAF Champions Group 5 finale against Metapan, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

    "We don't have a timeline," said Galaxy spokesman Justin Pearson, who cast doubt on the centerback's availability for the October 25 match against Metapan in El Salvador. "Probably not, but he hasn't played the last two games in (the Champions League) anyway."

    DeLaGarza injured the knee in a collision with Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings midway through the first half of Sunday's 1-1 draw at Dick's Sports Goods Park in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado.

    He has started all 30 U.S. league matches for the Galaxy, which has the third-best record in Major League Soccer's Western Conference and sixth-best record overall.

    The Galaxy already have clinched their place in the quarterfinals, having earned seven points from three games. The Puerto Rico Islanders are second with four points, but has completed their schedule, and Metapan is last with one point.

    However, quarterfinal pairings will be determined by seed, which will be based on each qualifier's group record. The Galaxy have the fifth-best record heading into the final round of matches, and would play Herediano (which has the fourth-best record).

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

CONCACAF Weekend’s Best (November 20, 2017)

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the best performances and most interesting stories in CONCACAF Weekend’s Best.

Plaza Amador tops Arabe Unido in Panamanian playoffs

Plaza Amador seized the initial advantage in its 2017 Panamanian Apertura semifinal series with host Arabe Unido by earning a 1-0 win in the opener on Sunday at the Estadio Armando Dely Valdes.

High standards driving Club America

At Club America, the bar is always set high.

Chorrillo, Tauro draw in Panamanian playoff opener

Chorrillo FC and top-seeded Tauro FC opened their 2017 Panamanian Apertura semifinal with a 0-0 draw on Saturday at the Estadio Maracana.

Cibao FC uses Clásico de Campeones as SCCL prep

The Dominican Republic’s Cibao FC returned to international football Thursday, dropping a narrow 2-1 decision to Haitian champion Real Hope Football Academy in the Clásico de Campeones.