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FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe can’t stop a goal by Real Salt Lake’s Juan Martinez during the second half of an MLS soccer match, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
First-choice Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe (groin) has joined starters Sebastian Lletget (out until end of regular season), Robbie Rogers (out for season), Baggio Husdic (out up to eight weeks), and Daniel Steres (hamstring), on the long-term injury list although midfielder Jermaine Jones is getting close to returning after missing most of May with injury.
Rowe suffered the injury in training, Galaxy officials said.
It’s another ghastly blow for a club that has clawed its way back to Western Conference mid-table respectability with a string of road wins after a terrible run that had some fans suggesting coach Curt Onalfo needed to be replaced.
After the club’s longest road trip of the year, the Galaxy return home to face D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at StubHub Center.
(The shuttle doesn’t operate until after the 90 minutes are up; I left at half time explaining that the game really was over, but no bus was available. A kindly supervisor spared me from watching the rest of the second half though, giving me a ride to my car at Harbor Gateway Transit Center).