Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Birchall Agrees to Terms

It's official.

Chris Birchall is has agreed to terms with the Galaxy and will be officially added to the roster once he receives his ITC on July 15.

Read the full release here and be sure to check out his training stint with the club from back in May as shown in the season's debut episode of This Week Inside the Galaxy.

Chris had to fly back to England to get his P1 Visa, but he will be back with the team later this week to get ready for next week's game against New York.

Join us in welcoming Chris to the Galaxy.


Anonymous said...

finally it's official!
about time

Mark Villa Sec. 132 said...

Please tell us who will get the axe to make room for Chris.

charlesj27 said...

Welcome to the LA Galaxy, Chris. Glad that you have joined. Hope you are able to play very well with this league and this club, especially. Looking forward to see you play.

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Kirovski, it's been, well you know.

Anonymous said...

can you please correct mistakes in the roster list or my theories

1) loaned out players do not count against the roster (slots) but do count against the salary cap ?

2) injuried players do not count against the roster slot, IF placed on the disabled list (short or longterm), but they count against the salary cap ?

Roster Comparison
MLS: 24 Players (18-20 Senior + 4 Developmental / 8 Internationals)
LAG: 23 Players (20 Senior + 3 Developmental / 4 Internationals)

1 Donovan Ricketts Int
2 Todd Dunivant
3 Leonard Griffin
4 Omar Gonzalez GA
6 Eddie Lewis
7 Chris Klein
8 Dema Kovalenko
9 Jovan Kirovski
10 Landon Donovan (gDP)
11 Alecko Eskandarian
12 Josh Saunders
14 Edson Buddle
15 Stefani Miglioranzi
16 Gregg Berhalter
17 Tristan Bowen GA
18 Mike Magee
20 AJ DeLaGarza
21 Alan Gordon
22 Tony Sanneh
23 David Beckham DP Int
27 Bryan Jordan
30 Kyle Patterson SDev Int
33 Chris Birchall Int

Loanded Out
5 Yohance Marshall SDev Int (USL Austin Aztecs)
? Israel Sesay GA (USL Clevland City Stars)

Disabeled List
24 Julian Valentin
28 Sean Franklin

Anonymous said...

Hustle rate just doubled with Alecko and now Chris. That's a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Arena better not be finished...This is not enough. Lewis looks very slow out there. Where is Haskins?????