The LA Galaxy may have not won the 2013 MLS Cup, but fans are forgetting all about that after how well the organization has progressed this 2014 offseason.
For starters, the Galaxy have brought in several attacking options to help bolster their already dangerous offense. So far, four total players have been signed. Two forwards, Samuel and Rob Friend, and two midfielders, Baggio Husidic and Stefan Ishizaki. Fans have plenty to cheer about with all of these new signings coming in.
While other MLS clubs have been signing players within the league, the Galaxy have gone international to find solutions to their team’s problems. The argument could be made that the organization has more money then it knows what to do with, which is very true. Do we need to bring up the David Beckham signing a few years ago? I did not think so.
To add to this already full offseason, the Galaxy announced the formation of LA Galaxy II, a professional club that will participate in the USL PRO, which is the division of US Soccer right below MLS. The team will consist of first team players, youth academy players and other players the team decides to bring in to give try-outs or evaluate before offering them a contract.
The Galaxy are the first of MLS clubs to create a sub-division club to help with developing players for the first team squad. This is a move that can be viewed as true brilliance and tremendously helpful for the clubs future of developing youth players.
With several weeks until the regular season kicks-off, the Galaxy have already proven that this is the season for them to make a serious run for another MLS Cup Championship. It may be early, but it would not surprise me if come next December, the Galaxy are fighting for a shot at glory in the final.