Los Angeles Galaxy had a great offseason in terms of strengthening the roster, and it appears they are not done dealing yet.
So far Galaxy have added strikers Rob Friend –who arrived from 1860 Munich and has plenty of international experience – and Samuel – who joins on loan from Fluminense – to bolster the lines up front. They’ve also signed Baggio Husidic after two years in Sweden and completed homegrown deals for Raul Mendiola and U-17 star Jamieson Bradford all before the MLS SuperDraft even started.
Coach Bruce Arena had only one pick in the draft and drafted center back Kyle Venter in a move that most experts considered to be quite a steal. And since we are still more than two months away from the start of the regular season, it’s safe to say that the Galaxy clearly are not finished making moves yet.
They still need to strengthen their midfield after the departure of Hector Jimenez – who signed with Columbus Crew – and they wouldn’t hurt themselves if they also added some defensive depth. The roster currently stands at 30 players, and one more will be added next week as the team management announced the arrival of a foreign wide midfielder that will be presented in the coming days as a possibly replacement for Jimenez.
It remains to be seen if these moves are enough to give the team their third MLS Cup title in four years, but as of now things look bright for Bruce Arena’s team. The experienced coach is making all the right moves, and these might pay off at the end of the year if everything goes according to the plan.