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LA Galaxy Hope to Build a Competitive Team

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LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese announced Monday that the club’s roster is still a work in progress.

He left fans with some optimism in regard to the team’s upcoming signings and his promise is that “We’re very confident that we’ll come up with a very competitive roster as soon as we start the season.”

This should fuel some hope that the team will be looking to add more key pieces to the squad.

The Galaxy are coming off of a very busy week, as they signed three new players from USL’s LA Galaxy II and additionally selected two more players from the 2021 MLS Superdraft.

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The club currently has room to work with, as only 23 players are occupying the roster of 30 slots. As the team has recently seen an influx of young talent, there are currently eight homegrown players on the squad coming up primarily from the USL and the Galaxy Academy.

There also remain 4 out of 8 international roster spots available, which allows the club to seek out new international talents that can provide reinforcement to all parts of the field.

It behooves the Galaxy to now aim for more experienced players or perhaps a higher profile singing, as there remains a lack of depth in many positions, mainly on the attacking line.

A third Designated Player slot is also potentially open if negotiation for Cristian Pavon to return does not materialize.

Last week’s offseason additions to the roster stand as follows:

  • Adam Saldana // MF (Signed from LA Galaxy II)
  • Jalen Neal // DF (Signed from LA Galaxy II)
  • Josh Drack // FW (16th overall pick in the draft, University of Denver)
  • Preston Judd // DF (35th overall pick in the draft, from USL’s Sporting Kansas City II)
  • Marcus Ferkranus // DF (LA Galaxy II, Galaxy Academy Alumni)

With MLS announcing that the pre-season training will begin on February 22, we should not be surprised to hear about more signings in the coming days.

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