Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos, Dan Kennedy out for Colorado game

Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos, Dan Kennedy out for Colorado game
Galaxy goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and midfielder Giovani dos Santos react to a play during their game against Mexican club Santos on March 1. (Victor Straffon / AFP / Getty Images)

Major League Soccer's regular season is one week old and already the Galaxy are down two starters because of injury.

Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and midfielder Giovani dos Santos, who hobbled off the field with muscle strains in Sunday's 4-1 victory over D.C. United, didn't train this week and will miss Saturday's road game in Colorado.


Kennedy came out of Sunday's game in the 20th minute after apparently straining a leg muscle on a goal kick. Dos Santos, bothered by an adductor issue at the end of last season, left the D.C. United game at halftime with an unspecified muscle issue. Both players underwent MRI exams earlier this week.

Kennedy, who gave up United's only goal, was replaced by Brian Rowe, who made five saves in 70 shutout minutes. Dos Santos, who struggled in his 45 minutes, gave up his spot to Mike Magee to start the second half and the substitution appeared to change the game for the Galaxy.

After failing to get a shot on goal in the first half, the Galaxy scored four times in the second half with Magee playing a part in all four goals, scoring two, setting up another and drawing the penalty that led to the final one.

Dos Santos' injury probably ends any speculation he could be called up by the Mexican national team for this month's World Cup qualifiers.

Rowe and Magee are expected to play against Saturday against the Rapids.

Radio waves

The Galaxy, who lost their English-language radio partner when KFWB-AM (980) switched formats earlier this month, have given up trying to find a new one and will instead carry the games on their website

The Spanish-language broadcasts will continue to air on KWKW-AM (1330).

Galaxy games in English were carried on KLAC-AM (570) from 2008-2014 before moving to KFWB last season.

Father's days

The Galaxy family has grown by two over the last 10 days, with Ashley Cole and Gyasi Zardes both welcoming babies.

Cole's Italian girlfriend Sharon Canu gave birth to a boy, the couple's first child, last week in Rome. Zardes and his wife, Maddie, had a second child, a daughter named Maylie Faith, on Wednesday.