Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Comes Early - LA Sign Three Brazilians on Loan from Sao Paulo

With the signing of these three young Brazilian players on loan, Galaxy fans have been treated to an early Christmas present. In addition, the timing of the announcement today is certainly a good omen as it is exactly a year ago that the club signed Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who went on to have an impressive season including a top three finish in the Goalkeeper of the Year voting. Once again, Bruce Arena looks to deliver a christmas gift that will give back to our fans all season long.

Below is the news release...

The LA Galaxy announced today that they have acquired three players on loan from Sao Paulo FC of the Brazilian Campeonato for the 2010 MLS season. Alex, a 21-year-old left-sided player, Juninho, a 20-year-old central midfielder and Leonardo, a 21-year-old central defender each spent two weeks training with the Galaxy in October, giving the Galaxy coaching staff a chance to see the players in action first hand. Per team and league policy, details of the loan agreements were not disclosed. All three players will be officially added to the Galaxy roster upon the receipt of their P1 visas and International Transfer Clearances (ITC).

All three players have come through the youth ranks at Sao Paulo, having played on the team that won the Super Group of the 2007 Dallas Cup, defeating Real Madrid and Chelsea en route to the title. They were also all on loan earlier this year with Toledo in the First Division of the Brazilian Paraná Championship.

For complete details click here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome some young legs should be a big help

Anonymous said...

Cool! ~ Didn't Pele' play for San Palo? I think he was from Brazil.

charlesj27 said...

Very glad that HC Bruce and HA Dave took the time and energy to secure YOUNG, international, ACTIVELY playing football/soccer men on loan. My hopes are that ALL three will fit into the team structure, the team-tactics, and be able to quickly contribute where-ever needed. Definitely, a well-worth business and technical move by parties involved. If these guys work out, then, two current LA Galaxy senior roster players would have to go before 2010 MLS Roster Finalization deadline(and, I sincerely hope that these guys make it!!!)?

Ken said...

Lets just hope they are better than Naldo quality...

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bruce!

How about Zelaya from ES?

Anonymous said...

Thank you Santa Bruce.

Let's Samba on Victoria Street.

Anonymous said...

great news!!!! we just getting ready to take mls cup next year and we going to make run for ccl let's go boys

BILL.RAIO.BETA said...

Pelé play for Santos F.C.
In the First Division of the Brazilian São Paulo(estate) Championship.

modernsimian said...

Very impressive move by Arena. Can't wait to research on these guys and see what we can expect from them. Los Angeles Massive !!!

Anonymous said...

Thanxz for that info Bill, I used to watch the N.Y. Comsos of the old NASL, with Pele' & All the other Greats. ~ It looks like the Galaxy are really trying to improve the team!

Anonymous said...

Thanxz Bill for that info. It looks like The Galaxy r really trying to improve the team with younger players.

Anonymous said...

Thanxz for that info Bill. The Galaxy r really tring to improve the team with these younger players!

Renato Pastorelli said...

The boys must be good, because they came from São Paulo FC, the biggest club of Brazil.

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