CARSON, Calif.—On Sunday, LA Galaxy midfielder Colin Clark will be looking to take on his former club, but he understands that he’ll need to improve his sharpness to see the field.
The 29-year-old midfielder joined the Galaxy in the offseason from the Houston Dynamo via the MLS Re-Entry Draft and has made just five appearances for the Galaxy during the 2013 season with four starts. Clark admits that he lost a step in terms of his speed after suffering two ACL tears in 2010 and 2011, but he’s confident that he can regain his form with the Galaxy.
“I haven’t been completely sharp; I’m just missing bad turnovers in certain areas where we have a good chance at goal. I’m just missing that final pass so it’s really about cleaning that up as far as my level of sharpness,” Clark told reporters earlier this week. “It’s just being all around better. Practice as well as reserve games even the minutes if I get in the first team those have to be sharper.”
Although Clark has every reason to be frustrated, the winger is keeping a level head.
“I’ve had up and downs before,” said Clark. “You just have to deal with it and work harder and put in some extra time.”