Centerback A.J. DeLaGarza was upgraded to questionable and three LA Galaxy players were removed entirely from the club's injury report issued on Tuesday evening. The report is the second to last injury update issued by the Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo ahead of Saturday's MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center.
DeLaGarza has been listed as out with a left knee sprain since he suffered the injury during a Sept. 30 match with the Colorado Rapids. The news comes after DeLaGarza told reporters earlier in the day that his knee was "almost 100 percent" and that he was confident he could play if called upon on Saturday. Also, Landon Donovan (R hamstring tightness), Edson Buddle (L plantar inflammation) and Juninho (R Achilles inflammation) were all removed from the club's injury list.
Meanwhile, on the Houston side, forward Calen Carr and midfielder Ricardo Clark were each upgraded to probable after being listed as questionable in the club's last injury report. Carr has been unavailable since Houston's Eastern Conference Semifinal Second Leg against Sporting Kansas City due to a left hamstring strain while Clark was forced to start the Dynamo's Conference Championship Second Leg against D.C. United on the bench because of a left adductor strain.
Below are the complete reports for the Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo as of Tuesday.
LA GALAXY: OUT: DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); QUESTIONABLE: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO: PROBABLE: FW Calen Carr (L hamstring strain); MF Ricardo Clark (L adductor strain)