Juan Pablo Galavis: Potential MLS Move After "The Bachelor"?

By Baxter Colburn
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There have been rumors and speculation starting to form as the current “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Galavis has stated that he wants to get back into the game he loves so dearly. Before all of you MLS fans out there have me burned at the stake for even suggesting for one second that this 32-year-old former player even be considered for MLS, allow me to explain my position on the subject.

For those of you that did not watch “The Bachelor” this past Monday night (I only watched because my girlfriend told me there was a soccer segment during it), you missed out on chance to see Galavis play with five LA Galaxy players in a small 3 vs. 3 scrimmage before his 10 dates showed up.

Now, your probably thinking, “The Galaxy probably sent some reserve players to make him look good for the cameras.” Wrong. Three of the five players that played in the scrimmage were part of the Galaxy starting 11. A.J. Delagarza, Todd Dunivant and Juninho all were a part of this small-sided soccer match. It is obvious that Galavis was once an attacking player during his younger years, as he sliced and diced every player on the field; his creativity and quick shots were a sight to see.

After the episode aired, Galavis stated more than once that he would love to make return back to soccer after the show has finished. Jimmy Kimmel had Galavis on his show and while on the show, he stated that he wants to make a come back to soccer. “I think my left foot still has something left in it,” he stated. Galavis played professionally in Venezuela and for Miami F.C. before leaving soccer to take care of his daughter, Camilla.

It would make for an interesting story line if he were to come back and play for an MLS team, especially if it was the star-studded LA Galaxy. Time will only tell if he makes a comeback or not, but it certainly is possible. Here are some of his career highlights so you can judge for yourself if he would be able to make it on a MLS team.

Baxter Colburn is a U.S. Men’s Soccer Team writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Baxstar20, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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