More in­juries for the Gal­axy

Keeper Rowe will miss at least six weeks af­ter hurt­ing groin. Steres has ham­string strain.

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - By Kevin Bax­ter kevin.bax­ter@la­ Twit­ter: @kbax­ter11

The Gal­axy’s in­jury woes con­tin­ued to mount Thurs­day with the team say­ing goal­keeper Brian Rowe will miss six to eight weeks with a groin in­jury. That comes a day af­ter the team an­nounced cen­ter back Daniel Steres will be out sev­eral weeks with a ham­string strain.

As a re­sult, the Gal­axy flew to Wash­ing­ton for Satur­day’s game against D.C. United with more first-team starters on the side­line than in uni­form. Also out are mid­field­ers Jer­maine Jones (MCL sprain), Se­bas­tian Llet­get (foot frac­ture) and Bag­gio Hu­sidic (bro­ken fibula), while de­fender Rob­bie Rogers (foot) was placed on the sea­son-end­ing in­jury list last month.

Ten starters have missed at least one game to in­jury this sea­son, with Jones, who re­joined the Gal­axy in train­ing this week, the only one cur­rently side­lined who is ex­pected back within the next four weeks.

“When­ever there’s a player out, it’s an opportunity for some­one else to step up,” Gal­axy coach Curt Onalfo said. “So that’s how we deal with it. We’re a group that al­ways tries to find so­lu­tions. We don’t make ex­cuses. It’s just put the next guy in. ”

In the case of Rowe, with backup goalie Cle­ment Diop off on in­ter­na­tional duty with Sene­gal, the next guy in is third-string keeper Jon Kempin, who hasn’t ap­peared in an MLS game since 2015.

Rowe in­jured him­self Mon­day while putting in some ex­tra work on his own. The for­mer UCLA keeper is 3-2-2 with a 1.57 goal­sagainst av­er­age in seven starts this sea­son

Steres will be re­placed by Dave Rom­ney, who will make his fourth start of the sea­son Satur­day at his fourth po­si­tion on the back­line.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s un­for­tu­nate,” Rom­ney said of the in­juries. “But you just think about all the suc­cess­ful teams in sports — the Pa­tri­ots or the Spurs — when guys go down, it’s the next man up. That’s some­thing we’ve done a pretty solid job of this sea­son.”

The Gal­axy (5-5-2) left for Wash­ing­ton and their third East Coast trip of the year rid­ing a five-game un­beaten streak that in­cludes three con­sec­u­tive road vic­to­ries. The Gal­axy have never won four straight road games in as many weeks.

Mark J. Ter­rill As­so­ci­ated Press

BRIAN ROWE was hurt dur­ing a work­out.

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