LOS ANGELES – The LA Galaxy remain on the mend just one week ahead of the start of the MLS regular season.
Following the club’s final preseason match, head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto provided an update on the ailing Jonathan dos Santos (groin), Daniel Steres (illness), and Efrain Alvarez.
The Galaxy’s Homegrown product suffered a left ankle injury during the team’s preseason scrimmage on Wednesday. A subsequent MRI revealed lateral ligament damage to his left ankle that Schelotto revealed will keep him out for at least two weeks.
The status of dos Santos and Steres is more uncertain with both players dealing with issues ahead of the team’s regular-season opener against Houston Dynamo on Feb. 29. Both players are expected to return to training on Tuesday, but their status for the season opener remains up in the air.
“I don’t know if they will be ready for the game in Houston because Jonathan hasn’t trained this preseason and it’s the same with Daniel. We only have one week to prepare for Houston, but we will check during the week how they’re doing.”