The detailed rundown on how the LA Galaxy have built a juggernaut

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The LA Galaxy just completed one of the best seasons in MLS history, if not the best, and they may be even better in 2012 after enjoying an outstanding off-season that has many scratching their heads at just how they've been able to do it.

If you have been wondering just how the Galaxy have constructed what looks like an unstoppable MLS roster, read my Fox Soccer column detailing just how the Galaxy have done it. It will offer you plenty of details into the real breakdown, and no, it's not based on conspiracy theories or preferential MLS treatment.

Give the column a read and feel free to share your thoughts on the piece, and on the Galaxy squad, in the comments section below.

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65 Responses to The detailed rundown on how the LA Galaxy have built a juggernaut

  1. Tim F. says:

    Why did Red Bull give up on Bruce Arena after such a short stint?

  2. DeLarge says:

    Because they’re clueless.

  3. The Imperative Voice says:

    Had MLS traditionally handed out allocations for winning SS and being in CCL? I understand the smart money management and think Arena deserves praise for that, but what popped out at me was $300K allocations for just being good. I always thought allocations were to be an equalizing force. Depending whether this is something MLS has done lately, it may be a questionable policy in a cap league, and it is arguably a rich get richer means of legally papering over the sort of championing and favoritism that used to make DC a dynasty, one way or the other.

    Also, if team x literally trades you cash (as opposed to allocation) that should go to the accounting bottom line and not salary cap. LA should get Ricketts’ cap space and then have free money to fill the hole per the accounting department, but shoudn’t be rewarded on the cap for being traded cash.

    MLS is going goofy on the recent decisions, including letting the Timbers select a “lottery player” without holding them to lottery rules. If one team wants a draftable player that still sounds like a draft to me.

  4. Heart Ubuntu says:

    Excellent article Ives. I say this as an LA Galaxy fan of course.

  5. Eurosnob says:

    Excellent article! The only thing that I wish it considered is the age factor. Many of LA’s key players will be on the wrong side of 30: Beckham (37!), Keane, Buddle and now even Donovan. With the grind of multiple competitions, age and injuries could become a factor.

  6. Charles says:

    IF MLS thinks they are going to hit the jackpot by having the top teams get very good and the bottom teams just slightly improve, they don’t have a brain.

    Everyone, including me, is looking at this team as incredible, but….

    One, there were those that thought Salt Lake would run away with it last year. MLS is tougher than that, especially the West.

    Two, this team is down one of their best players, while retaining a great forward, who will be a back up, and retaining two old guys, one of which only performed in a contract year.

    Three, they were never deep, now Noonan might make the team ?

  7. dub says:

    ok, so did Ives plagarize from SounderAtHeart? or the other way around??
    link to sounderatheart.com

  8. Dimidri says:

    Two things-
    1) don’t forget about Juan Pablo Angel-the Galaxy I believe are still paying a large portion of his salary-the fact that they can spend money that doesn’t count against the cap to ‘undo’ a mistake functionally means that they can evade opportunity cost by spending money. Some percentage of what they’re paying him for Chivas should count towards their salary cap, if you screw up, tough, you gotta pay for it.

    2) As a big proponent of parity, I’m ok with teams like the Galaxy getting allocation $, etc. for doing well-MLS is by far the easiest league in the world to change one’s competitive situation assuming no drastic changes in economic backing through a variety of avenues(much easier than any other American league with near-infinite international market, easier than Europe with built in parity mechanisms, etc.) If it helps them in the CCL, its ok.

  9. Camjam 3113 says:

    I kind of see what you’re sayign with Angel, but I see a plausible scenario: Angel was a DP, and as they only had had him half a year (and Keane the other half) they could pay out the rest of his salary in that year, and get him off the books for this year.

    And I completely agree on the Allocation for winning. I saw a couple posts above I thought were silly. Rewarding winners is a GOOD idea, not bad one.

  10. Camjam 3113 says:

    As an RSL fan I still think it was excellent. It really doesn’t seem unreasonable that this team could be built with current rules. MLS rules are complex yes, but they’re the rules ALL TEAMS play with.

  11. mcm says:

    I am ok with allowing more $ to be competitive in Champions League. But not to make MLS playing field uneven.

    Who wants Premier league where 1/4 of the teams have to pack it in, play like thugs and kick long balls so they don’t get destroyed.

  12. chris says:

    Well the bottom teams are given allocation and a high draft pick. MLS giving the SS winning teams allocation makes the bottom teams have to raise there level of play. And stop with this dynasty stuff the Galaxy will have to completely re work the team next year and if they are still near the top it has less to do with money and more to do with being a well run team

  13. Gnarls says:

    You’re clearly in the pro-parity group, which Ives touched on in his article. That’s cool, but I don’t see how the league’s reputation (and as a result, its ability to draw talented, young players) will improve if MLS continues the parity model ad infinitum. A mixed system of rewarding the winning teams while propping up the cellar dwellers will help MLS in the long term and bear the most fruit.

  14. Gnarls says:

    LA’s roster is the deepest it has ever been, which is good since the team is involved in so many competitions. Barring serious injuries, the second stringers should do fine. Besides, we’ve got Cristman. BOOM. Give him the trophy now.

  15. James says:

    I don’t disagree that LA is a well run team that will be great. But I think they deserve their share of criticism as well.
    Bringing in aged talent because of your owners large packets is far from the style the MLS should adopt. It also does nothing to dispel the perception that the MLS is a retirement league.

  16. abc says:

    They prefer a coach who doesn’t know which year the Gold Cup is held.

  17. Eugene says:

    I think LA can and will be beaten. They look good on paper, lets see how their season progresses in terms of performance and injuries. I’m willing to bet they’re not the ones holding up the MLS Cup come November.

  18. chris says:

    problem is everyteam does this, except RSL the best run team in the league

  19. RK says:

    I wish MLS had been less concerned about parity when DCU was good.

  20. abc says:

    Their roster probably got younger, considering a handful of guys in their mid-30s retired.

  21. abc says:

    While no one can dispute that the Galaxy have an intimidating team on paper, I wonder if they will be able to live up to all this hype. Sort of like New York “best team on paper” Red Bulls last year. The MLS version of the Madden curse?

  22. Charles says:

    Probably start a firestorm noone wants to read, but Everton’s goal diff is 47 worse than Man City’s. I assume they are NOT in your 1/4.

  23. Blacksmith says:

    I just saw Ives article. And I certainly doubt that he saw mine. Just a case of two people looking at the situation and finding a logical way to describe what happened.

    I particularly like Ives information on actual salary and Allocation numbers. One quick note of correction, the 2012 salary cap is 2.8 million and each senior DP will count at $350K against the salary cap. The Sounders’ GM clarified that point in an interview he did with Sounder@Heart a while back.

    Abbott Smith

  24. justin says:

    want to make a bet? seeing as that the MLS cup final is now in December, they will still be holding that cup!

  25. tim says:

    LA is a paper great team. Don’t forget about the way the schedule changed for 2012. The best teams (west) are set to play each other way more than they play the worst teams (east). LA, Seattle, RSL and FCD are set to tear one another apart; don’t forget Colorado, San Jose and Portland have each added strength to their squad.

    LA fans can enjoy the hype bow, the rest of us will enjoys their tears at the end of the season when it doesn’t all work out.

  26. Vic says:

    In the article Ives projects the following line-up against Italy: Tim Howard, Tim Chandler, Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo, Fabian Johnson, Michael Bradley, Jose Torres, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore

    If thats the line-up I would be thrilled and I give us a decent change. I’m tired of seeing low skilled players like Kyle Beckerwoman, Curly Edu and Broke Shea.

  27. fischy says:

    No. That is a change that was announced one year ago, almost to the day. Allocations have been doled out in an equalizing manner — but, the league reasoned that the best teams were having to choose between winning in CCL or in MLS play, leading to underwhelming results in CCL play. The changes were intended to incentivize success in both CCL and MLS regular season. So, if you win the SS, you get a bonus that might help you afford thee depth needed to also field a good side in CCL…and if you do well in CCL, you can afford to go out and add depth for MLS play.

  28. Colin says:

    They brought in Keane at 30 and Beckham at 31. Hardly “aging.” Even so, they brought in Juninho at 21 and Leonardo at 22.

  29. away goals says:

    I like how easily you dismiss beckham and keane as ‘old guys.’

    Like they’re the equivalent of the overweight 45 year olds playing against college kids. No blanco jokes please.

  30. fischy says:

    I see. So, what’s your idea – the one that would allow more cap room to be competitive in Champions League, without making the playing field in MLS uneven?

  31. fischy says:

    Have you seen Everton play this year?

    Are you saying they’re not one of the teams that “have to pack it in, play like thugs and kick long balls so they don’t get destroyed.” Or, are they just doing a bad job of it?

  32. fischy says:

    I don’t see Torres making the trip, much less starting — but, otherwise, it’s highly plausible.

  33. away goals says:

    Retirement league schmetirement fleague. It’s not like the galaxy are playing bingo at halftime.

    Bringing in aged talent isn’t unique to MLS. Aged talent can be a useful, (comparatively) cheap, short term strategy.

  34. Eurosnob says:

    The guys, who retired, were not the key guys. None of them was as important as Beckham or Donovan are. I am not saying that LA Galaxy is not one of the favorites to win, if not the favorite, but ask yourself who are the top players for LA and how old they are. Other than Juninho (and seriously injured Gonzo) they will be over 30 during the next season. Don’t you think that 37 year old Beckham will be a step slower on defense? His crossing ability, long range passing and free kicks will be an asset, but his defensive range will continue to deteriorate.

  35. abc says:

    Those two are only one year older than last year, when they did just fine.

  36. The Imperative Voice says:

    Dare I point out that LA has won the SS two years running? And that at the time MLS gave it for 2011 they’d have known who the SS was?

    Of course, the argument will be that anyone else can win the SS, but then the field has already been slanted by the DP rules, which allow teams to exempt whole chunks of expensive players from their cap. Just like the French saying about the law forbidding rich and poor to sleep beneath bridges, the rules allow everyone to have DPs, and now to have 3 of them. So LA and I believe NY have 3, some other teams have 1-3, and some teams have none. Recalling all this started to allow LA to acquire Beckham and keep Donovan, some might feel, hmm, a tad conspiratorial.

    And your CCL argument merely reflects the mentality that used to allow DC to accumulate talent…under Bruce Arena, who now coaches LA. They then went out and did well internationally. Which is all well and good except to do so you’re allowing them to bend the domestic rules and un-level the domestic playing field. We have a cap number that applies to everyone EXCEPT THE CHAMPION? How’s that fair? If they did that for the Giants people would be down at NFL HQ tomorrow.

    I wish MLS was more competitive in CCL but I think we do well for our cap number competing against better funded FMF teams. And bolstering one team for CCL is not a good justification for un-balancing the league itself. Doesn’t every other team have a right to win the league and represent in CCL? This is a dynasty-maker.

    MLS goes in cycles, people will get sick of it and we’ll go back to the even handed version again soon enough. They dismantled DC, which led to an era of more parity.

  37. The Imperative Voice says:

    If only LA has a chance to win every other team will be recruiting foreign players on a pure cash nexus. Come here and we will pay you well [to lose to LA]. Considering x number of foreigners can actually play for LA, and people might want to play for NY or other teams, and have an equal chance to win, I think it will hinder recruitment over time.

    The incentives are also contradictory. We give Vancouver an allocation to catch up and then LA-type teams an allocation to run back off again? How’s that close the gap?

  38. george3000 says:

    One thing that’s missed in all of the discussion above is the idea that MLS needs to continue to find ways to make the regular season meaningful. With the playoff format and/or the corresponding “MLS Cup Champion,” there is a tendency to discount the winner of the SS as the league’s best team. Awarding allocation money to the SS winner creates an incentive for all teams within striking distance to keep playing instead of resting up for the playoffs (like we see in all of the other sports).

    I also don’t think giving ONE team allocation money for winning the league creates a have vs. have not scenario. My two cents.

  39. no says:

    Let’s see what happens March 7 and 14 before we start stroking off the Galaxy, shall we? Reeks of all the F’n hype that this site now regularly spews. DeRo to NYRB sewing up the title April 1, 2011 anybody?

  40. Rico says:

    Aged talent. What does this mean? I continually see this sort of thing parroted, but there seems to be a bit of a double standard. Top leagues are littered with players much older than LA has. Is Keane “aged talent” and if so… ought the EPL be criticized for bringing him in and his play there mean less? Or taking aged MLS talent like Donovan in on loan? Does Beckham’s indisputable contribution to a championship mean less because of his age? Has not LA balanced out their aged stars w/ young up and comers Juninho, Leonardo, Noonan, Nakazawa? And their youth system is beginning to produce as well. Seems to me finding a balance between young talent and older, experienced, accomplished players is a pretty good model. Straight up… I’d like to see every team in MLS put the most talent on the field that they possibly can.

  41. H2Oman says:

    I definitely agree.. I am a Galaxy supporter, but cringe when folks think anything is sure. I haven’t seen too many making guarantees though. Any soccer fan knows that nothing is assured. It is a fickle game, a long season and the West is stacked. There are 4 or 5 teams that could take it. All that said- There is a difference between a 2x SS winner and current MLS Cup holder making some nice moves and actually seeming to improve their team garnering hype and NYRB who had not won anything punching their ticket to the finals after picking up a few players. There is some precedence… some of this has been earned on the field the last 3 years. Something not mentioned often either is the fact that Keane is essentially a new player to this team having only played 2 of 3 games at the end of last year. A full season w/ Becks and LD and the new additions (Buddle vs Barret) could see him doing some damage. We’ll see… it’s why they play the games. Going to be fun.

  42. ben in el cajon says:

    I was thinking that too. Perhaps Klesjian (I’m almost certain that I spelled his name wrong, but I’m too lazy to look it up) will be involved.

  43. ben in el cajon says:

    Kljestan. Couldn’t help myself.

  44. Mario says:

    Arena really didn’t start to “get it” until he dumped all of those old, pricey, washed-up vets like Eddie Lewis and Greg Vanney.

  45. soccerhorn says:

    If Ives says Klinsman is going to pick his starting 11 based on current form, how does Kljestan not make it? Dude’s way more in-form than any of the other central midfielders.

    Any MLS supporter should be hoping the Galaxy can beef up their roster and at least duplicate RSL’s fine performance in CCL last year, and maybe even take the hardware. MLS is now just a win away from the club world cup. That’s a lot of international exposure. Better the Galaxy getting crushed by Barça in than a team from the middle east. What’s good for the goose, as they say…

  46. Steve O says:

    Unbalancing the league? All they did was bring back Buddle (a former player) and add Sarvas.

    They lost the best keeper in the league and the Defensive Player of the Year for the season.

    Yes, they were already good, but other teams have upgraded even more.

  47. Halo says:

    It’s more like 3/4…

  48. Wash says:

    Let’s not forget the loan money that LA gets for guys like Keane, Donovan, Beckham, etc. It’s about time they started to spend it.

  49. Ulo says:

    Maybe, but they are only a DP away from having a roster like LA’s…Look at NY 5 years ago and look at the team now.

  50. Marc says:

    Seattle is cheap

  51. The Imperative Voice says:

    You’re conflating parity of rules with parity of result. I think the rules should be equal and then the 20 teams end up where they do. If you have to give allocations out give them to weak teams to improve league personnel and try to catch them up, don’t give them to the best and basically imbalance the competition.

  52. The Imperative Voice says:

    LA got $300K for making the CCL and winning SS. Arguably that’s a double reward for the same action because SS gets you CCL. And in practical terms this is like a free designated player coming off their cap number, after they already max out on DPs in a way most teams can’t. The league has a $2.5-3 million cap so that’s a 10-15% head start.

  53. The Imperative Voice says:

    It’s not just Buddle and Sarvas, it’s Juninho, Leonardo, a new Beckham deal, and talk of a foreign CB signing.

    More pointedly, if other teams would have to make cap-clear trades because they don’t have $300K in self-replicating winners’ allocations, why shouldn’t LA? Most of the teams you’re talking about probably lost multiple players in order to free the room to recruit more.

  54. Edwin in LA says:

    I don’t see how he’s better than Michael Bradley for starters, despite his suspensions and hot tempered head Jermaine Jones and also more important is that Clint Dempsey might be best used as the withdrawn Forward behind Jozy and in front of the 2 Center mids if Klinsmann wants to go with this 4-2-3-1….

    I’d take Edu over Sacha as well, SPL is not all that great but I know what we get from Edu, and quite honestly CANNOT wait for him to make a move to say Germany or Italy or even England, he did very well vs Man Utd in the CL last season…
    Sacha just suffers from being in a position that is very stacked, yes he’s had a good run of form but we have players playing in better leagues and 1 in maybe a lesser league but with better talent and history in Edu…
    Hell Torres will probably come back and Klinsmann rates him high as well, Sacha just needs to keep working and it wouldn’t hurt him to switch clubs unless his side can get in the group stages of CL next season, I don’t see why he stays there?
    If Holden comes back strong and near where he was, forget about Sacha getting chances..

    Danny Williams at his natural position and with the good showing of CB could probably pass him as well considering his in a mid table Bundesliga team

  55. Edwin in LA says:

    You along with all the crybabies should really do your research….

    Last time I checked all the players that you claim are the other parts of what the Galaxy got, were already there….
    You say “it’s Juninho, Leonardo, a new Beckham deal, and talk of a foreign CB signing.”

    Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t all of those players WITH the Galaxy last year… what changed? Sarvas was coming from Alajuelense, doubt he costs more than last year’s 96K for Juninho…If they signed Buddle for 350K & Juninho at 150K plus the 50K for Nakazawa that’s only about 550K after clearing cap space with trading Ricketts, the retirements of Berhalter, Kirovski and Hedjuk and the departure of Birchall you get almost 600K more than enough
    Plus they also parted ways with Miguel Lopez which should pay for Boyens…
    The allocation pays for maybe an increase to Franklin and some increases here and there. Plus driving down a bunch of players salaries bit by bit to make enough room for Meyer’s most likely developmental contract and Noonan’s low contract as well…
    They got a good chunk from Montreal in allocation that alone would solve it. They also got a bonus for making the CCL KNOCK OUT ROUNDS and for making it next year as the CCL. The Regular season needs to have more value.. this is a great way to give it some…

    Most of the expenses of the Galaxy were covered with all the old and expensive personnel they got rid of, they barely used much of their allocation to cover it..
    They should probably cut Cristman that’s another 50K for that CB to use…
    But we’ll see. Why shouldn’t they get rewarded for trading away a great player? You act like teams can’t do this and it’s exclusive to the Galaxy? He is no longer with the team thus no longer on cap, and he should be paid for with Allocation, why not?

    If teams don’t want to spend on DPs that is THEIR problem, and I remind you last year was the FIRST TIME a team with a DP won, closest thing was a team winning it and then making a player a DP like Schelotto

  56. Edwin in LA says:

    Why is it that everybody is so quick to judge people when they are 30….is there some magical number that says you can only play 10 or 12 years max….

    Go ask people in Europe how much of an easy time they have running after guys like Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol and even worst guys like Cambiasso or Zanetti who I think is close to 40 now and won a CL a few years back..

    I know Forlan has been injured but he had a great WC and La Liga campaign and just now is slowing down and I gotta say, that has more to do with Inter and his adaptation to Serie A as you can tell he got injured this year. Look at Milito, still scoring in Italy he’s in the 30’s isn’t he?

    Donovan will be 30, Buddle 31 and Keane 32 they will be fine, Beckham is 37 but with Juninho, AJ, Sean Franklin, Leonardo when he comes back they’ll be fine…Guy just plays hard for ever what can I say?

  57. Edwin in LA says:

    I seriously hope you are not referring to Buddle as “retaining a great forward, who will be a back up”

    Buddle is going to START next to Keane and help him draw attention for both of them to score as well as Donovan and Magee who LIVE off of those late runs on passes from guys who are collapsed on by defenses. Sarvas also adds to the attack. McBean is a rising star and Barrett will have a chance to replicate his production if he stays healthy all year as he will get chances with Buddle & Keane missing time with their national teams. Leonardo should provdie enough cover once he comes back late March/early April.

  58. inkedAG says:

    Because RB had a complete moron as GM at the time who knew zero about soccer. He left for some other drink company called Purple Beverage or something and since I have never seen it in stores, I guess he did a great job there as well.

  59. Edwin in LA says:

    Are you sure? I read somewhere that it’s only 335K? Wikipedia (the most reliable source of information….KIDDING! LOL) says that it’s 335K? Just wondering if you have any links to this..

    I think people also need to look at things with reason. Juninho’s salary from last year more than covers Sarvas who came from Alajuelense, not even the richest team in Costa Rica which is Saprissa, If he got a raise to 150K and Buddle was signed at 350K with a little Allocation money to take him away from DP status, that’s 500K, they have Nakazawa who makes about 50K that’s about 550 and then Noonan who will most likely make near minimum lets just call it 60K to bring them to 610K. Between Ricketts 170K, Birchall’s 144K, Berhalter 96K, Hedjuk 96K and Kirvoski’s 84K plus Lopez who made about 50K that puts the Galaxy at a nice 640K… more than enough if you ask me that leaves room for the rookie Meyer and with the alocation they got from Ricketts alone they can finish paying him his 32-40K developmental contract which doesn’t even count towards the cap anyway by lowering a few players salaries by small bit since they already have about 20K left from the room they cleared… and could still pay Boyens and give Franklin a nice raise of about 30-50K since he resigned. Rest of allocation could be used for the talked about foreign CB a nice 150K if you will…
    I think they got more allocation money in another move but can’t forget which one…
    Oh and they could easily cut Cristman and save 60K, plus will Omar count towards cap while on IR?
    The big question is how long do they keep Barrett, he better renegotiate before the Re-Entry draft next year if he wants to stay, 225K is WAY too much for him..

  60. Edwin in LA says:

    And what weak and sorry team from the East do you root for again?

    People act as if LA was like the Red Bulls who have never won anything….

    LA are the 2nd most successful team in MLS, only by 1 MLS Cup, and they have been more competitive in terms of making the playoffs and winning the regular season and making it to more MLS Cups and Concacaf Championships!

    And more important, they are coming off of Back 2 Back Supporter’s Shield in seasons in which they were pretty much the best team all of those 2 years and an MLS Cup….
    Yes they lost Omar but they are deep in many positions including Forward now with Buddle and have enough to repeat, it’s a matter of staying healthy and consistent

  61. Edwin in LA says:

    Why not? Torres has WAY more to offer offensively than Sacha, yes he’s playing in Belgium but Torres is back to his usual self and just put in a GREAT effort to bring Pachuca back form 3-0 down in the 2nd half and being involved in almost all if not all 4 goals to make the comeback and this was away to Toluca 1 of the top teams in Mexico right now. I kind of want to see Chanlder on the Right Back spot with Johnson on the left….
    But wonder who could take the Left Wing, people like Vic^^^ hating on Shea should remember he did well last year, but I can see maybe LD moving to the left and seeing someone like Gatt play the right or maybe Feilhaber or even Corona? Hell even Adu could come up to the play the left wing…he did well in Gold Cup and has a history if doing well in these friendlies…

  62. Edwin in LA says:

    Beckerman I could understand, but why the hate for Edu? He has had a few rough games but the guy is one of our best in the center and Shea is a young guy who got burned out in his 1st full season as a pro! Give the guy some time..

    I’d love to see someone like Joe Gyau or maybe Luis Gil get a try as a sub in that game… but maybe wishful thinking…

  63. The Imperative Voice says:

    My issue is not with the personnel moves to free salary and acquire allocations, it’s the $300K whipped cream on top courtesy of MLS. Every other team in MLS can play the first part of that game, and credit to LA for playing it well. But if Buddle costs $300K and they get handed a “winners” allocation of $300K, that’s a free player, $300K of not moving furniture around that everyone else has to do.

    I also think you’re finessing that it was not contractual continuity with most of the players I named, they were re-acquired at the end of their deal, off the market, or at the end of their loan. It’s not an accounting straight line. You admit as much by acting like Juninho would get a raise.

    Birchall + Berhalter + Kirovski + Hedjuk + Ricketts is $590K. But they added Boyens ($60K), Buddle ($300K?), Juninho raise, Leonardo raise, Beckham raise, Nakazawa ($44K), Noonan ($48K), Sarvas, perhaps other contractual upticks, and still apparently think they can afford a CB off the decent name market. Even getting a Ricketts allocation the only way this all gets afforded is the $300K whipped cream on top.

    Like I said, they’re able to keep people and then add some not just because they moved furniture around, but because the league is giving them two movers for free. That’s not fair when every other team would have had to trade some of the non-retiring talent just to meet the limit.

  64. beachbum says:

    Agree, and I’m a Galaxy supporter. But can’t argue with the moves the team has made in efforts to get it done

    we’ll see what happens. I am psyched, I can tell you that!!!

    I love Omar and miss him already

  65. beachbum says:

    Great piece on the Galaxy Ives. Thank you for the breakdown and analysis of it all