clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

LA Galaxy's current situation at fullback

LA Galaxy's current starter at left back Robbie Rogers had to leave the match against Columbus Crew Saturday, a moment that spurred Bruce Arena to go with three and the back, and as the club now prepares for their midweek match in Colorado it's worth asking what the options are at fullback.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LA Galaxy's current starter at left back Robbie Rogers had to leave the match against Columbus Crew Saturday, a moment that spurred Bruce Arena to go with three and the back, and as the club now prepares for their midweek match in Colorado it's worth asking what the options are at fullback.

Rogers called himself day-to-day after the match, saying it was a quad injury that limited his mobility:

"In the second half I couldn't play anymore," said Rogers. "I couldn't move. It's kind of why I was just sitting back. I had to go out. I tried to play through that injury. It was effecting too much of the way I was playing. I couldn't cover ground so I had to take myself out, unfortunately."

If Rogers can't go, then that likely means Todd Dunivant has to try his luck. He's been back at training since early July, though full training came some time after that. Outside of his five minutes at the end of the Columbus match, Dunivant hasn't appeared in an MLS match since the sixth of April and hasn't gone ninety minutes since the second match of the season.

He did go 78 minutes on an injury assignment with LA Galaxy II, but his ability to go and not require an early substitution is in some doubt. In that match Dunivant was only supposed to go 45 minutes, but they pushed it to almost 80. That was nine days ago, and there's been plenty of travel since.

Unfortunately that's the wall the Galaxy are up against. James Riley hasn't been seen since his injury, and the rest of the solutions are untested youth.