LAFC Squad Gets Thin Ahead Of Match Against Vancouver Whitecaps

Los Angeles FC midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye in 2018. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9695419x)

The list of unavailable players for LAFC’s clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night continues to grow.

LAFC is already without the likes of Tristan Blackmon and Mexican star Carlos Vela through injury, as well as Diego Rossi, Brian Rodriguez, Diego Palacios, and Jose Cifuentes through international duty. In addition, both Mark-Anthony Kaye and Andy Najar received injuries during LAFC’s 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday night and neither will be available for the match against Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

“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.”

Head coach Bob Bradley understands the struggle that LAFC is facing and says that they are “certainly relying on depth”. However, Bradley has full confidence in his squad saying that “when it’s their turn, they have to be and will be ready to help the team”.