Friday, February 29, 2008

Harmse Heading North

The Galaxy today acquired a fourth round pick in next season's SuperDraft from Toronto FC, in exchange for Kevin Harmse. The Galaxy now have five picks in next season's SuperDraft, their natural picks in rounds 1, 3 and 4 as well as a second round pick from Chivas USA and the fourth rounder gained from Toronto today.

The full press release can be found at www.lagalaxy.com.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

lame i cant believe they traded him!! they let a really good aggressive player go that they needed!!! i can see this year turning into last year with trading our whole team and then getting new players!! we lost 5 really great players already...i hate to see those ones leave and i dont want anymore leaving no matter if they get a draft pick for a player i dont think its that important the galaxy needs to learn something from houston dynamo and keep the players instead of trading because they havent done it and they won 2 mls cups in a row

Justin said...

We have to get under the cap! That is why these guys are getting traded and there will be a few more happening very soon so anonymous be ready for them, and he was a kind of dirty player but I too liked him and think you need a few guys like him on your team. Ruud most know what he is doing though.

charlesj27 said...

Well, I may not be in the majority on this. But, getting Kevin Harmse out of LA Galaxy was definitely a necessary decision. And, I am glad that there are clear-headed and observant individuals on the field and in the management that have seen it and are willing to put their minds and hands where their mouths are. Kevin Harmse, indeed, is an aggressive midfielder... but, that's about it. The man had very little talent, skill, and even less willingness to learn. I am not going to shed any tears for that fellow. Sorry! I do believe there are other members of our current roster as it stands today that also needs to be "shed". The players that get to... that deserve to stay behind are the ones that are willing to prove it, play it, learn it, and consitently show it on field - in practices, in drills, in exercises, in attitude, and especially in games. Agression alone does NOT make a good player - it just makes for an irritated staff and an injury-prone team!!!

Catamount said...

Good post Charlesj...

Just wanted to add that Gullit will be looking for players who can swap effectively during a game. He also wants players who read the game well and use the ball well. None of the above traits fit Mr. Harmes particularly well. Kelly Gray may suffer a similar fate.

Anonymous said...

He is our Patrick Viera Roy Keane of the Galaxy.....Why......