Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A New Number

Following the trade of Alan Gordon to Chivas USA on August 5, Dema Kovalenko received approval from MLS to switch his uniform number from 8, which he has worn since joining the Galaxy last season, to 21. The Galaxy are Kovalenko’s fifth MLS team since joining the league in 1999, having also spent time with Chicago, D.C. United, New York and Real Salt Lake. Kovalenko wore the 21 shirt for part of his stay at each of those locations.

Prior to Gordon and Kovalenko, Arturo Torres is the last Galaxy player to wear the 21 shirt, donning it in the 2004 season before joining Chivas USA. Other players to wear #21 for LA are John Garvey, Gerardo Laterza and Roy Myers.

1 comment:

charlesj27 said...

I hope the number 21 brings more luck and consistent playing time for Dema with this LA Galaxy team. I really want to see Dema get more consistent playing time; otherwise, it will not prepare his timing the right way. I love Dema's relentlessness and bite... but, he's not the same player he used to be back in NYRB days. Those legs will become more stiff and achy as the years get added on. But, I do admire his dedication to his craft aour team. Thanks, Dema!