Already without the likes of Carlos Vela and Tristan Blackmon (not medically cleared) as well as Diego Rossi, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Palacios and Jose Cifuentes (international duty), LAFC will be without another two regulars.
“With Mark-Anthony it’s a grade two ankle sprain, it’s hard to give a definite timetable for what that looks like,” head coach Bob Bradley told media on a virtual press conference Tuesday. “The good news is swelling went down… the early signs are positive. Andy has a slight hamstring (injury), we feel bad for him. It’s been a little bit reoccurring. His return to play has had ups and downs, which are frustrating for a player to deal with, but I don’t think (the injury) is real bad.”
Without any of their three Designated Players, LAFC got a huge performance from MLS Player of the Week Danny Musovski en route to their victory over Seattle.
“It’s a period that we’re certainly relying on depth,” Bradley said. “We’re relying on guys who go through training, pick up ideas and know when it’s their turn, they have to be ready to help the team.”