Friday, February 1, 2008

Who's Back and Who's Not

With preseason training camp opening on Monday, here is the latest list of players on the 2008 preseason roster.
Goalkeepers- Steve Cronin, Charles Alamo
Defenders- Kelly Gray, Ty Harden, Ante Jazic, Mike Randolph, Troy Roberts, Abel Xavier, Julian Valentin, Greg Folk, Sean Franklin, Michael Gavin,
Midfielders- David Beckham, Kyle Martino, Kevin Harmse, Chris Klein, Quavas Kirk, Josh Tudela, Peter Vagenas, Brandon McDonald, Matt Hatzke, Daniel DeGeer, Elly Allen
Forwards- Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan, Alan Gordon, Carlos Ruiz, Israel Sesay

Not to be forgotten, here are the players who have left the club since the end of last season.
Not Returning: Chris Albright (Trade - NE), Joe Cannon (Trade – SJ) Mike Caso (Waived), Lance Friesz (Waived), Gavin Glinton (Expansion – SJ), Clint Mathis (Greece), Carlos Pavon (Waived), Kyle Veris (Waived).

The club will also have several non-roster invitees at camp on Monday, we hope have more information on them later in the week.


Anonymous said...

While he hasn't left the organization, shouldn't Cobi be on that list?

charlesj27 said...

Well, wishing Matt Allen lots of luck in his stint with a club in Norway. I'm sure he wants a chance at getting first-team/off-bench playing time. He's doing what's best for him. That's understandable for todays' fresh players that are coming into the MLS for the first time.

I hope that Ruud, Cobi, and Trevor is going to make the pre-season warm-ups, drills, exercises, scrimmages, and tests challenging and intense for everyone... our LA Galaxy MUST... MUST be match fit by the time the MLS season starts.

You have Greg Folk listed as an attending participant in pre-season training... but, in the last post, you had stated that he's remaining behind at UCLA to finish up his degree. Which version is right?

Also, Quavas Kirk is listed in this post as Midfielder... but, clearly from his plays we've seen - he's much more of a Defender/Full-Back. Even, the roster section of the LA Galaxy @ MLSnet page lists him as Defender. I'm confused?

And, we only have five(5) Forwards going into MLS Season 2008... where the fifth team member (Israel Sesay) has not even got to play more than three(3) MLS games. That's not the great offensive advantage that many of us, Galaxy fans had hoped for.

I'm starting to get worried again... I hate this feeling of our LA Galaxy not having the positional advantages we need to make it ALL the way through MLS seasons 2008 & 2009. We've got to turn our record around... We just can't sink back to the bottom again. I truly hope that Paul, Ruud, Cobi, and Alexi have certain plans and actions in motion to assure that LA Galaxy will have the "strength, power, force, and backing" it needs to see our current record turned around for 2008 & 2009.

PhishyBrewer said...

What's going on? No Pavon and Mathis is in Greece playing for one of the worst teams in the league. Well... he was playing for the Galaxy. So what's the difference?