DeLaGarza ramps up rehabilitation, hopes to return to training next week

CARSON, Calif. – A.J. DeLaGarza stepped up his training on Saturday and is hoping to practice with the team next week.

The 25-year-old defender has been out with a sprained MCL in his left knee since suffering the injury during the Galaxy’s 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 30. On Saturday, DeLaGarza was spotted performing agility drills along the sideline during the portion of  training that was open to the media ahead of LA's Western Conference Championship First Leg against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday.

“I don’t know what my role is yet, I haven’t started practicing yet so hopefully next week we’ll get into that and see how that goes,” said DeLaGarza on Saturday. “I’ll do whatever I have to do to help the team, whether it’s as a role player or getting into a match or starting.”