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LA Galaxy getting thin at outside back position

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The LA Galaxy got some bad news on Sunday, as Todd Dunivant told reporters his left groin injury will keep him out around six weeks. The left back had to be stretchered off the field in the 26th minute after a collision with a Rapids defender.

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The LA Galaxy got some bad news on Sunday, as Todd Dunivant told reporters his left groin injury will keep him out around six weeks. The left back had to be stretchered off the field in the 26th minute after a collision with a Rapids defender.

This leaves LA quite thin at the outside back position, with Dan Gargan the only one still standing at the moment. James Riley returned to the match day eighteen on Friday but wasn't even able to get time with LA Galaxy II since their season is past the deadline for loans.

Robbie Rogers plans to travel with the Galaxy to Montreal and San Jose, but with his left hamstring strain he's only expected to start in San Jose.

"Our injuries this year have really been in the back," said Bruce Arena. "We are just hanging on with bodies right now. We are getting James ready, but it's still a little early for him...We are just going to have to work him in through training and hopefully some game time."

Arena may have to use a platoon at left back on Wednesday, with Riley and Rogers splitting the ninety minutes. Certainly Friday's option is off the table. Three men at the back is fine against ten men, but not what LA wants to do after traveling across the country.