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LA Galaxy: Gyasi Zardes And Ashley Cole Day To Day

Gyasi Zardes on field training for the LA Galaxy. Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation.
LA Galaxy: Gyasi Zardes And Ashley Cole Day To Day

The LA Galaxy dropped the season opener against FC Dallas but were left encouraged after the loss. The club completely dominated possession (66%) and outshot (13-10) the opposition but unfortunately Dallas knocked in two of their three direct shots on goal.

Los Angeles was missing three key starters in their home opener, forward Gyasi Zardes and defenders Ashley Cole and Robbie Rogers. Zardes is recovering from a knee injury he suffered during the U.S. Mens National Team camp and Cole is trying to overcome a calf strain he picked up in preseason. Rogers on the other hand doesn’t have a timetable for his return from offseason surgery.

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Gyasi Zardes back to on field training. Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation.

Adam Serrano provided an update on two of the three injured players.

By the looks of things, it looks like they will not take part in the Galaxy’s second regular season game against the Portland Timbers who scored five goals in their opener. But it is encouraging to see that they are both progressing in health.

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Ashley Cole during LA Galaxy preseason match versus Xolos. Photo by Jorge Galvez for LA Soccer Nation.

On Tuesday head coach Curt Onalfo provided updates on Cole and Zardes to the LA Galaxy Insider.

“He’s making good progress. He’s running hard,” Onalfo said. “It’s day to day. It’s early in the week, it’s probably too early for this weekend, but he’s making good progress.”

“Gyasi is the same,” Onalfo said. “He’s coming along at a good pace, and we just have to see where we are.”

The Galaxy will host the Timbers without Cole, Zardes, Rogers and also Jermaine Jones and Dave Romney who will serving retroactive suspensions from the Dallas match. Los Angeles’ depth will be tested without those key players.

The five-time MLS Cup champions will need to be healthy if they are to make a run at a league-best sixth title.

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