The Galaxy signed two players today to their Developmental roster, inking deals with defenders Scott Bolkan and Vardan Adzemian. Both players will be sent out on loan to the Portland Timbers, who open their season in the USL First Division on Thursday night against the Puerto Rico Islanders.
A veteran of the MLS Reserve Division where he has played with Chivas USA, the Chicago Fire and Kansas City Wizards, Adzemian played for PDL side Ventura County Fusion in 2007. Born in Armenia and raised in Los Angeles, Adzemian began his professional career in Greece in 2002 at the age of 18 with First Division team AEK Athens. The 24-year old later went on to play for fellow First Division club Panathinaikos, as well as FC Pavlos Melas of the Second Division and Third Division side FC Marko.
A big and physical central defender, Bolkan spent four years at Stanford where he was a three-time All-Pac 10 performer, including a first team selection as a senior in 2007 when he scored a career-high three goals. A native of Salem, Ore., Bolkan played 66 games during his time with the Cardinal, starting 60 of those contests before appearing at the MLS Player Combine in January.