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LAFC goalkeeper Luis Lopez out with stress fracture

Tyler Miller looks set to be starter on opening day.

Mexico v Honduras: Quarterfinal - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Los Angeles Football Club announced this week some pretty important injury news, that goalkeeper Luis Lopez has a stress fracture in his right tibia, and is expected to be out of full training for at least the next four to six weeks.

According to the team, they were aware that Lopez was injured from when they signed him, so there was no bait-and-switch with his previous club, Real España, when the transfer was made for the Honduran international.

“We understood from the start with Luis where things stood physically, and we have been pleased with his progress.” LAFC executive vice president and general manager John Thorrington said. “We have a fantastic medical staff who will oversee his rehab process throughout the pre-season to get him back as soon as possible.”

This news means the starter for the March 4 MLS regular season debut for LAFC against the Seattle Sounders will be Tyler Miller, barring another major goalkeeper signing in the meantime. That seems unlikely, so expect Miller to be the No. 1 to start the campaign, and when Lopez is healthy, we’ll see how the goalkeeping battle will shake out for the black-and-gold.

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