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The 2011 Los Angeles Galaxy season was the club's 17th year of existence as well as their 16th season in Major League Soccer and their 16th consecutive year in the top-flight of American soccer. The Galaxy entered the season as the defending MLS Supporters' Shield titleholders.

Los Angeles Galaxy
2011 season
OwnerPhilip Anschutz (AEG)
CoachBruce Arena
Major League Soccer1st
MLS CupWinners
CONCACAF Champions LeagueQuarterfinals
U.S. Open CupQuarterfinals
Honda SuperClasicoWon (2–0–0)
California ClasicoWon (1–0–1)
Top goalscorerLeague: Landon Donovan (12)
All: Landon Donovan (13)
Highest home attendance27,000 (three matches)
Lowest home attendance14,458 v Houston Dynamo (May 25, 2011)
Average home league attendance23,051
← 2010
2012 →

Most notably, the Galaxy became the third straight team to win consecutive Supporters' Shields, after D.C. United (2006–07) and Columbus Crew (2008–09). The Galaxy clinched their fourth Shield on October 8, after Seattle Sounders FC lost 0–2 at home to Philadelphia Union. They also won their third MLS Cup, defeating Houston Dynamo 1–0 in the final.

Outside of league play, the Galaxy participated in the CONCACAF Champions League and the U.S. Open Cup, reaching the Quarterfinals in both competitions. Along with these competitive tournaments, the Galaxy played in the friendly-match World Football Challenge, losing to Real Madrid and drawing to Manchester City.

Their record in all competitions (yet excluding their Asia-Pacific tour) was 28–9–11, earning 95/144 points from 48 matches.

Contents

Season summaryEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Galaxy had a busy month in January, mostly with transfers. On January 10, club striker, and Golden Boot-finalist, Edson Buddle left the Galaxy to sign with second division German club, Ingolstadt 04 through the end of the 2012–13 2. Bundesliga season.

On January 9, 2010, rumors about David Beckham potentially ending his three and a half year MLS career by signing with Tottenham Hotspur or going on loan with the Premier League club ended. The Galaxy announced that Beckham would be training with Tottenham for two weeks,[1] before joining Los Angeles for the start of pre-season training. The news made it the first time since 2008 that Beckham did not go on an off-season loan to Europe.

Regular seasonEdit

MarchEdit

"We just did not play well. None of our guys had a good game. That's pretty obvious..."

Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy Head Coach, following the 4–1 defeat to Real Salt Lake.[2]

The Galaxy opened the MLS regular season with a 0–1 victory over the Sounders at Qwest Field in rainy Seattle on March 15. Second-year midfielder Juninho had the lone goal of the match. Although they were back home at the Home Depot Center for the second match of the season on March 20, the Galaxy once again played in the rain. A rare Southern California rainstorm made for difficult conditions in the 1–1 draw with the New England Revolution. Juninho scored the equalizer for the Galaxy, his second goal of the season – which already matched his goal total from his debut 2010 season. The toughest test of the early season came on March 26 – and the Galaxy failed. Traveling to Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah without captain Landon Donovan (who was away on international duty with the USA national team), the Galaxy lost 4–1 to Real Salt Lake. To be fair, Rio Tinto is a difficult venue for any visiting club, as Real hasn't lost at home in nearly two years. The only consolation was seeing Juan Pablo Ángel open his Galaxy goal account in his first start for his new club. Ángel had been suffering from a virus and didn't start the first two matches (though he did come on as a substitute in the second half against the Revolution).[citation needed]

AprilEdit

The Galaxy rebounded from the loss to Real Salt Lake with a 1–0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at the Home Depot Center on April 2. Donovan Ricketts and Omar Gonzalez saw their first action of the season after recovering from minor injuries. Leonardo headed in a David Beckham free kick in the 33rd minute for the game's only goal. It was the defender's first goal in a Galaxy shirt. A 53rd minute red card for Chris Birchall meant that the Galaxy had to spend the majority of the second half protecting their narrow lead a man down.

Next up was a 3-games-in-8-days cross-country road trip. To complicate matters, the Galaxy would be without captain Landon Donovan, who did not travel with the club while he nursed a knee injury. The first match of the trip came at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 9. Mike Magee nodded in a Beckham corner to give the Galaxy the early lead. But Charlie Davies drew a dubious penalty and converted from the spot himself in the 90th minute to save the draw for D.C. United. The squad traveled to Toronto to take on Toronto FC 4 days later. The fans at BMO Field saw a largely unentertaining affair resulting in a scoreless draw. Most notable from a Galaxy perspective was the sending off of Juninho in stoppage time of the 2nd half. Also, Beckham received his 5th yellow card of the season in the 44th minute. These two events meant that the Galaxy would be without 3/4ths of their preferred midfield (Donovan, Beckham, and Juninho) when they finished their trip on April 17 in Bridgeview, Illinois against the Chicago Fire. Yet it was no problem as the Galaxy won 1–2 behind goals from Chad Barrett and Gonzalez with Miguel López providing the assists on both goals. Although there was one concerning casualty on the Toyota Park field – Leonardo picked up a right knee injury late in the match. It was revealed a couple days later that he tore the ACL and LCL in the knee, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.[3] Heading home to LA, the Galaxy had picked up a very respectable 5 points on their travels.

SquadEdit

RosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Donovan Ricketts
2   DF Todd Dunivant
3   DF Gregg Berhalter
4   DF Omar Gonzalez
5   DF Sean Franklin
6   DF Frankie Hejduk
7   MF Jovan Kirovski
8   MF Chris Birchall
10   FW Landon Donovan (captain)
11   FW Chad Barrett
12   GK Josh Saunders
14   FW Robbie Keane
15   MF Dan Keat
16   MF Héctor Jiménez
17   FW Adam Cristman
No. Position Player
18   FW Mike Magee
19   MF Juninho (on loan from São Paulo)
20   DF A. J. DeLaGarza
21   MF Dustin McCarty
22   DF Leonardo (on loan from São Paulo)
23   MF David Beckham
24   GK Brian Perk
25   MF Miguel López (on loan from Quilmes)
26   MF Michael Stephens
27   FW Bryan Jordan
28   DF Ryan Thomas
30   MF Paolo Cardozo
32   FW Jack McBean
33   DF Sean Alvarado
55   DF Joshua Kelly
29   DF Dasan Robinson

Last updated: August 19, 2011.
Source: LA Galaxy

Squad informationEdit

No. Nat. Player Birthday At LAG since Previous club MLS appearances MLS goals
Goalkeepers
1   Donovan Ricketts (1977-06-07) June 7, 1977 (age 41) 2009   Village United 59 0
12   Josh Saunders (1981-03-02) March 2, 1981 (age 38) 2009   Miami FC 12 0
24   Brian Perk (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 29) 2010   Philadelphia Union 1 0
Defenders
2   Todd Dunivant (1980-12-26) December 26, 1980 (age 38) 2009   Toronto FC 59 2
3   Gregg Berhalter (1973-08-01) August 1, 1973 (age 45) 2009   1860 Munich 41 0
4   Omar Gonzalez (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 (age 30) 2009   Maryland Terrapins 62 4
5   Sean Franklin (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 34) 2008   San Fernando Valley Quakes 72 0
6   Frankie Hejduk (1974-08-05) August 5, 1974 (age 44) 2011   Columbus Crew 1 0
20   A. J. DeLaGarza (1987-11-04) November 4, 1987 (age 31) 2009   Maryland Terrapins 44 2
22   Leonardo (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 31) 2010 on loan from   São Paulo 17 1
28   Ryan Thomas (1989-03-20) March 20, 1989 (age 30) 2011   Stanford Cardinal 0 0
55   Joshua Kelly (1989-08-31) August 31, 1989 (age 29) 2011   University of California, Riverside 0 0
29   Dasan Robinson (1984-06-06) June 6, 1984 (age 34) 2011   Toronto FC 85 3
Midfielders
7   Jovan Kirovski (1976-03-18) March 18, 1976 (age 43) 2008   San Jose Earthquakes 46 6
8   Chris Birchall (1984-05-05) May 5, 1984 (age 35) 2009   Brighton & Hove Albion 38 0
15   Dan Keat (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 31) 2011   Team Wellington 0 0
16   Héctor Jiménez (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 30) 2011   California Golden Bears 0 0
19   Juninho (1989-01-05) January 5, 1989 (age 30) 2010 on loan from   São Paulo 31 4
21   Dustin McCarty (1988-10-12) October 12, 1988 (age 30) 2011   North Carolina Tar Heels 0 0
23   David Beckham (1975-05-02) May 2, 1975 (age 44) 2007   Real Madrid 63 11
25   Miguel López (1988-06-09) June 9, 1988 (age 30) 2011 on loan from   Quilmes 5 0
26   Michael Stephens (1989-04-03) April 3, 1989 (age 30) 2010   Chicago Fire Premier 25 1
30   Paolo Cardozo (1989-06-09) June 9, 1989 (age 29) 2011   Quilmes 5 0
Strikers
10   Landon Donovan (1982-03-04) March 4, 1982 (age 37) 2005   Bayer Leverkusen 148 71
11   Chad Barrett (1985-04-30) April 30, 1985 (age 34) 2011   Toronto FC 7 1
14   Robbie Keane (1980-07-08) July 8, 1980 (age 38) 2011   Tottenham Hotspur 0 0
17   Adam Cristman (1985-01-08) January 8, 1985 (age 34) 2011   D.C. United 0 0
18   Mike Magee (1984-09-02) September 2, 1984 (age 34) 2009   New York Red Bulls 44 4
27   Bryan Jordan (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 33) 2008   Portland Timbers 37 2
32   Jack McBean (1994-12-15) December 15, 1994 (age 24) 2011   IMG Soccer Academy 0 0

Last updated: August 17, 2011.
Source: LA Galaxy

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 15, 2010   Juan Pablo Ángel FW   New York Red Bulls Re-Entry Draft [4]
December 15, 2010   Luke Sassano MF   New York Red Bulls Re-Entry Draft, subsequently traded [4]
December 15, 2010   Frankie Hejduk DF   Sporting Kansas City Acquired in exchange for Luke Sassano [5]
January 11, 2011   Adam Cristman FW   D.C. United Acquired in exchange for a Supplemental Draft pick [6]
January 13, 2011   Chad Barrett FW   Toronto F.C. Acquired in exchange for undisclosed future considerations [7]
February 14, 2011   Paolo Cardozo MF   Quilmes SuperDraft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011   Héctor Jiménez MF   University of California, Berkeley SuperDraft, 2nd round [8]
February 14, 2011   Dan Keat MF   Dartmouth College Supplemental Draft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011   Ryan Thomas DF   Stanford University Supplemental Draft, 1st round [8]
February 14, 2011   Dustin McCarty MF   University of North Carolina Supplemental Draft, 2nd round [8]
March 16, 2011   Sean Alvarado DF Unattached Free [9]
May 11, 2011   Kyle Davies DF Unattached Free [10]
August 15, 2011   Robbie Keane FW   Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed, believed to be roughly $4M transfer fee [11]
September 15, 2011   Dasan Robinson DF   Toronto FC Acquired for Kyle Davies [12]

OutEdit

Date Player Position Destination Club Fee/Notes Ref
November 15, 2010   Eddie Lewis MF None Retired [13]
November 15, 2010   Chris Klein MF None Retired [14]
December 3, 2010   Dema Kovalenko MF None Option declined, retired [15]
December 15, 2010   Tristan Bowen FW   Chivas USA Traded for allocation money [16]
December 15, 2010   Luke Sassano MF   Sporting Kansas City Traded for Frankie Hejduk [5]
January 1, 2011   Alex Cazumba MF   São Paulo Loan expired, option declined [17]
January 10, 2011   Edson Buddle FW   Ingolstadt 04 Undisclosed [18]
January 26, 2011   Yohance Marshall DF   Vermont Voltage Option declined, free transfer [17]
August 17, 2011   Juan Pablo Ángel FW   Chivas USA Traded for a 2012 Supplemental Draft, 3rd round pick [19]
September 15, 2011   Kyle Davies DF   Toronto FC Traded for Dasan Robinson [12]

LoansEdit

InEdit

Date Player Position Previous Club Fee/Notes Ref
December 23, 2009   Leonardo DF   São Paulo Loan [17][20]
December 23, 2009   Juninho MF   São Paulo Loan [17][20]
January 28, 2011   Miguel López MF   Quilmes One year loan, terms undisclosed [21]

OutEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Major League SoccerEdit

Overall tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 LA Galaxy (SS, W1) 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 67 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 63
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8 53
4 FC Dallas 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 52
5 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 51
6 Houston Dynamo 34 12 9 13 45 41 +4 49 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage 2
7 Colorado Rapids 34 12 9 13 44 41 +3 49
8 Philadelphia Union 34 11 8 15 44 36 +8 48
9 Columbus Crew 34 13 13 8 43 44 −1 47
10 New York Red Bulls 34 10 8 16 50 44 +6 46
11 Chicago Fire 34 9 9 16 46 45 +1 43
12 Portland Timbers 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8 42
13 D.C. United 34 9 13 12 49 52 −3 39
14 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5 38
15 Chivas USA 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2 36
16 Toronto FC 34 6 13 15 36 59 −23 33 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round 3
17 New England Revolution 34 5 16 13 38 58 −20 28
18 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20 28
Updated to match(es) played on October 22, 2011 (NER v TFC). Source: MLSSoccer.com

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion

Western Conference tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 LA Galaxy (SS, W1) 34 19 5 10 48 28 +20 67 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 18 7 9 56 37 +19 63
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 11 8 44 36 +8 53
4 FC Dallas 34 15 12 7 42 39 +3 52 2011 MLS Cup Play-In Round
5 Colorado Rapids 34 12 9 13 46 42 +4 49
6 Portland Timbers 34 11 14 9 40 48 −8 42
7 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 40 45 −5 38
8 Chivas USA 34 8 14 12 41 43 −2 36
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 6 18 10 35 55 −20 28
Updated to match(es) played on October 22, 2011. Source: MLSSoccer.com

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner; (W1) = Western Conference champion

  • ^Note 1 - The top three clubs in each conference are guaranteed spots in the 2011 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The other four clubs in the playoffs enter via wild card entrees, regardless of their conference, based on their overall standings in a single table.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
32 18 10 4 46 25  +21 64 11 5 0 27 8  +19 7 5 4 19 17  +2

Last updated: October 9, 2011.
Source: Match results

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHHAAHHAHHAHAHA
ResultWDLWDDWWLDDWWWWDDWDDWWWLWWDWWWWLWL
Updated to match(es) played on October 9, 2011. Source: Match results
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match resultsEdit

  Win   Tie   Loss

MLS Cup PlayoffsEdit

Conference semifinalsEdit

Conference finalsEdit

ChampionshipEdit

CONCACAF Champions LeagueEdit

The Los Angeles Galaxy qualified directly into Group Stage play by winning the Supporters' Shield.[22] The Galaxy played in Group A with Alajuelense of Costa Rica, Morelia of Mexico, and Motagua of Honduras.

U.S. Open CupEdit

World Football ChallengeEdit

Asia Pacific Tour 2011Edit

StatisticsEdit

All statistics are for competitive matches only.

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Donovan Ricketts 12 0 12+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF   Todd Dunivant 29 0 26+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
3 DF   Gregg Berhalter 12 0 6+2 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
4 DF   Omar Gonzalez 25 4 22+0 2 2+0 1 1+0 1
5 DF   Sean Franklin 28 2 23+2 2 1+1 0 1+0 0
6 DF   Frankie Hejduk 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
7 FW   Jovan Kirovski 11 0 1+8 0 0+0 0 1+1 0
8 MF   Chris Birchall 22 1 14+5 1 0+2 0 1+0 0
9 FW   Juan Pablo Ángel 22 3 17+5 3 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 FW   Landon Donovan 21 12 18+0 11 2+0 1 1+0 0
11 FW   Chad Barrett 22 5 15+5 4 0+1 1 1+0 0
12 GK   Josh Saunders 17 0 13+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
14 FW   Robbie Keane 2 1 1+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
15 MF   Dan Keat 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 MF   Héctor Jiménez 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
17 FW   Adam Cristman 10 3 2+4 1 2+0 1 1+1 1
18 MF   Mike Magee 25 4 17+5 3 2+0 0 1+0 1
19 MF   Juninho 28 4 24+0 4 2+0 0 1+1 0
20 DF   A. J. DeLaGarza 26 0 22+0 0 2+0 0 2+0 0
21 MF   Dustin McCarty 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 DF   Leonardo 7 1 7+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 MF   David Beckham 22 2 19+1 2 2+0 0 0+0 0
24 GK   Brian Perk 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
25 MF   Miguel López 24 1 12+9 1 0+1 0 0+2 0
26 MF   Michael Stephens 20 0 10+7 0 0+1 0 2+0 0
27 FW   Bryan Jordan 10 0 1+7 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
28 DF   Ryan Thomas 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 MF   Paolo Cardozo 13 0 2+9 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
32 FW   Jack McBean 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 DF   Sean Alvarado 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Goalkeeper statsEdit

No. Nat. Player Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA
1   Donovan Ricketts 1014 6 0.53 1014 6 0.53 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
12   Josh Saunders 1459 17 1.05 1189 14 1.06 180 0 0.00 90 3 3.00
18   Mike Magee 47 0 0.00 47 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
24   Brian Perk 180 1 0.50 90 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 90 1 1.00
TOTALS 2700 24 0.80 2340 20 0.77 180 0 0.00 180 4 2.00

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Starting XIEdit

MLS regular season matches only.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
1   10 Landon Donovan 13 12 1 0
2   11 Chad Barrett 5 4 1 0
3   5 Sean Franklin 4 4 0 0
3   4 Omar Gonzalez 4 2 1 1
3   19 Juninho 4 4 0 0
3   18 Mike Magee 4 3 0 1
3   9 Juan Pablo Ángel 4 4 0 0
8   17 Adam Cristman 3 1 1 1
9   23 David Beckham 2 2 0 0
10   8 Chris Birchall 1 1 0 0
10   14 Robbie Keane 1 1 0 0
10   22 Leonardo 1 1 0 0
10   25 Miguel López 1 1 0 0

Last updated: September 9, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Top assistsEdit

Rank Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
1   23 David Beckham 14 12 2 0
2   11 Chad Barrett 3 3 0 0
2   10 Landon Donovan 3 3 0 0
2   5 Sean Franklin 3 2 1 0
2   25 Miguel López 3 2 0 0
6   2 Todd Dunivant 2 2 0 0
6   19 Juninho 2 1 0 1
8   9 Juan Pablo Ángel 1 1 0 0
8   3 Gregg Berhalter 1 1 0 0
8   8 Chris Birchall 1 0 0 1
8   20 A. J. DeLaGarza 1 0 1 0
8   4 Omar Gonzalez 1 0 0 1

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Disciplinary recordEdit

Position Nation Number Name Total MLS Champions League Open Cup
               
GK   1 Donovan Ricketts 100 100 1 0 0 0 0 0
DF   2 Todd Dunivant 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF   3 Gregg Berhalter 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
DF   4 Omar Gonzalez 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF   5 Sean Franklin 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF   6 Frankie Hejduk 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF   7 Jovan Kirovski 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MF   8 Chris Birchall 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
FW   10 Landon Donovan 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
GK   12 Josh Saunders 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
FW   17 Adam Cristman 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW   18 Mike Magee 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
MF   19 Juninho 4 2 4 1 0 1 0 0
DF   20 A. J. DeLaGarza 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF   22 Leonardo 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF   23 David Beckham 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
MF   25 Miguel López 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MF   26 Michael Stephens 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
FW   27 Bryan Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
MF   30 Paolo Cardozo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 46 5 39 4 4 1 3 0

Last updated: August 25, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

Club staffEdit

Position Name
General Manager & Head Coach   Bruce Arena
Assistant Head Coach   Dave Sarachan
Assistant Coach & Reserve Team Head Coach   Curt Onalfo
Assistant Coach   Gregg Berhalter
Goalkeeper Coach   Ian Feuer
Director of Soccer Operations   David Kammarman
Senior Director Galaxy Academy & Special Projects   Chris Klein
LA Galaxy Academy Coach & Administrator   Craig Harrington
Head Athletic Trainer   Armando Rivas
Assistant Athletic Trainer   Cecelia Gutierrez
Equipment Manager   Raul Vargas
Equipment Coordinator   Rafael Verdin
Team Administrator   Shant Kasparian
Strength & Conditioning Coach   Ben Yauss
Active Release Specialist   Shunta Shimizu

Last updated: March 27, 2011
Source: LA Galaxy

MiscellanyEdit

Allocation rankingEdit

Los Angeles is in the No. 10 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking. The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking.[23]

International roster spotsEdit

Los Angeles has 8 international roster spots. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots, which can be traded. Los Angeles dealt one slot to Portland Timbers on November 22, 2010 for use in the 2011 and 2012 seasons[24] then acquired one slot from D.C. United on February 17, 2011 for use in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.[25] There is no limit on the number of international slots on each club's roster. The remaining roster slots must belong to domestic players. For clubs based in the United States, a domestic player is either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident (green card holder) or the holder of other special status (e.g., refugee or asylum status).[23]

Future draft pick tradesEdit

Future picks acquired: 2012 Supplemental Draft Round 3 pick acquired from Chivas USA.
Future picks traded: 2014 SuperDraft Round 4 pick traded to Houston Dynamo. The Galaxy also traded unspecified future considerations to Toronto FC which may or may not include draft pick(s).

MLS rights to other playersEdit

Los Angeles maintains the MLS rights to Edson Buddle after the player declined a contract offer by the league and signed overseas on a free transfer.

ReferencesEdit

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  24. ^ "Timbers Acquire International Roster Slot from Galaxy". Portland Timbers. November 22, 2010. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  25. ^ LA Galaxy Communications (February 17, 2011). "Acquire International Roster Slot from D.C. United in Exchange for Allocation Money". LA Galaxy. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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