As we continue on with the 2015-16 MLS offseason, on the local side in Los Angeles, Bruce Arena‘s Los Angeles Galaxy have made a number of changes to their lineup. Eight players have had their contract options declined, while another player is out of contract. From the LA Galaxy website…
The LA Galaxy will not exercise contract options on forward Edson Buddle, defender Tommy Meyer, goalkeeper Brian Perk, goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, forward Charlie Rugg, midfielder Mika Vayrynen, midfielder Kenney Walker, and goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton.
The following players remain under contract with the LA Galaxy: A.J. DeLaGarza, Giovani dos Santos, Rafael Garcia, Dan Gargan, Steven Gerrard, Juninho, Omar Gonzalez, Baggio Husidic, Bradford Jamieson IV, Robbie Keane, Leonardo, Sebastian Lletget, Ignacio Maganto, Raul Mendiola, Robbie Rogers, Dave Romney, Brian Rowe, Oscar Sorto, Jose Villarreal, Gyasi Zardes.
Forward Alan Gordon is currently out of contract. Per league and club policy, additional details were not disclosed.
Also, the Galaxy did not select any players in the 2015 MLS Waiver Draft, meaning that their next chance to find some decent players to shore up the ranks is this Friday, when Major League Soccer has Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft. This takes place at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. This is currently what the Los Angeles Galaxy roster looks like as of Monday, December 7. The list…
GOALKEEPERS (1): Brian Rowe
DEFENDERS (7): Dan Gargan, A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Leonardo, Robbie Rogers, Dave Romney, Oscar Sorto
MIDFIELDERS (6): Rafael Garcia, Steven Gerrard, Baggio Husidic, Juninho, Sebastian Lletget, Raul Mendiola
FORWARDS (6): Giovani dos Santos, Bradford Jamieson IV, Robbie Keane, Ignacio Maganto, Jose Villarreal, Gyasi Zardes
In LA Galaxy II news, earlier last month Los Dos defeated Sacramento Republic 5-1 in an offseason friendly.
LA Galaxy II defeated Sacramento Republic FC, 5-1, Saturday night at Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium behind two goals from Jose Villarreal and others from Bradford Jamieson IV and Ariel Lassiter in addition to a Los Dos trialist. The friendly match was a doubleheader with Mexican Liga MX teams Toluca and Queretaro as a part of a Champions Soccer LLC International Soccer Challenge event.
In the club’s second season, LA Galaxy II won the 2015 USL Western Conference Championship with a victory over OKC Energy FC in October to advance to the team’s first ever appearance in the USL Championship.
LA Galaxy II 5, Sacramento Republic 1
Saturday, Nov. 14 – 4:45 p.m. PT
Champions Soccer LLC International Soccer Challenge
Bakersfield College Memorial Stadium – Bakersfield, California
LA – Trialist
LA – Jose Villarreal
LA – Jose Villarreal
LA – Bradford Jamieson IV
SAC – Trialist
LA – Ariel Lassiter
LA Galaxy II:
First half: Bennett Sneddon, Joe Franco, Daniel Steres, Lee Nishanian, Hugo Arellano; Bradford Jamieson IV, Adrian Vera, Trialist, Jose Villarreal; Adonis Amaya, Trialist.
Second half: Clement Diop; Elijah Martin, Lee Nishanian, Hugo Arellano, Joe Franco; Steve Palacios, Trialist, Alejando Covarrubias, Ryo Fujii; Jack McBean, Ariel Lassiter.
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