LAFC’s Adama Diomande to Miss the Start of 2020 MLS Season

Adama Diomande with Los Angeles Football Club during Los Angeles Football Club vs Real. Photo by Jevone Moore/CSM/Shutterstock

LAFC will enter the new MLS season without an important piece of their roster. The team’s head coach Bob Bradley confirmed on Wednesday that forward Adama Diomande is set to miss time due to foot fracture.

According to Bradley, Diomande got injured last week during the preseason match against NYCFC. Still, he believes that the 29-year-old Norwegian will heal just fine. 

“We’ll miss him at the beginning of the season,” Bradley said. “But we’re confident that this is an injury that will heal in a strong way, and he’ll be back and ready to contribute.”

Adama Diomande joined LAFC in 2018 from Premier League side Hull City. He had a strong first year in MLS, scoring 12 goals and dishing four assists in just 18 games. Last season, however, Diomande’s production in front of the goal dipped despite increased playing time. He scored eight goals but was generous when it comes to assists, finishing 2019 with seven.

Diomande is also a member of Norway’s national team since 2015 and has scored one goal in 11 matches.