A forward or winger throughout his soccer career dating back to his early club soccer days, no Galaxy player has been asked to adapt to more this season than Bryan Jordan. Like former Galaxy stalwart Chris Albright, Jordan is in the process of transitioning from a forward to a right back this season. The 24-year-old Temple City native spent much of the preseason playing wide in the midfield, but early season injuries to a number of different defenders - including fellow right backs Sean Franklin and A.J. DeLaGarza - have seen Jordan speed up his transition.
He made his first start at right back in the 4-0 win at Seattle last weekend and he played a major role in stifling Steve Zakuani, the top pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and the Sounders top scorer this season. As a result, he could hold onto his position this weekend as Franklin and DeLaGarza continue to comeback from ankle and back injuries respectively.
We caught up with BJ to see what he had to say about his transition and this weekend's game.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Posted by LA Galaxy at 10:19 AM