I've already written at length about the Fire's many injury issues ahead of tomorrow night's game at the L.A. Galaxy, but what of the medical situation of the Fire's opponent? Well, if you can believe it, the Galaxy is currently in a comparable injury situation to the Fire - as they too have several key players listed on this week's injury report. Here's a more complete rundown. **David Beckham - Right Ankle Inflammation - Questionable**
The Galaxy's star midfielder missed last week's 2-0 loss against Columbus with the injury and could very well be out for tomorrow night's clash. Beckham didn't play in the first meeting between the Fire and the Galaxy (he was serving a red card suspension) and seeing him in street clothes would be a welcome sight for the Fire. Regardless of any controversy that occurred over the summer though, Beckham is still a very good MLS player and we all know about his ability when crossing and on dead balls.
**A.J. De La Garza - Left Knee Bruise - Questionable**
After missing the Galaxy's September 19th game against Toronto, De La Garza returned for last week's loss to Columbus but was subbed off after 53 minutes. The big rookie defender has enjoyed a solid season thus far and being without him would not be a good thing for the Galaxy's chances.
**Eddie Lewis - Left Ankle Sprain - Questionable**
Lewis came on in the 62nd minute of the Columbus loss and he could very well come on in the same role this week against the Fire. Lewis provides a solid veteran presence on the field for the Galaxy and the team is certainly better off when the veteran midfielder is healthy and ready to contribute.
Alecko Eskandarian - Head Injury - Out
Dema Kovalenko - Tendinitis in Right Achilles - Questionable
Stefani Miglioranzi - Left Groin Strain - Questionable
If Beckham and De La Garza are unable to go, the effect on the match will be pretty big. As I mentioned earlier, both players are crucial to the Galaxy's success and if either is unable to go the Fire's chances of improving on their league best home record will go up markedly. We'll just have to wait and see as to whether or not the players in question will actually go though...