The marketing minions of the LA Galaxy have trotted out this promo video!
Have been a follower of the LA Galaxy on and off and mostly on since 2010. The club definitely goes for the off-the-field sizzle and has produced a lot of on-the-field steak (5 MLS cups). We shall see how this pans out.
I was excited about the Steven Gerrard move to LAG but it soon became apparent that he had reached a point in his career that he was too injury prone and so the on-the-field performance didn't live up to the hype.
Below is a video of some highlights from his career and so if he can stay healthy and do 1/2 of what he did in his prime, he will have an impact!
In financial terms, it was a pretty reasonable move considering it is only for $3 million over 2 years.
In practical terms, what is the starting XI going to look like?
In the near term, the defense is not going to change with the possible exception that the injury to Ciani might keep him out of the line up for more than month.
Previously, the "ideal" plan had Kitchen and JDS as defensive midfielders with Alessandrini, GDS, and Lletget as attacking midfielders and Kamara as the lone striker. Injuries have already rendered that plan "inoperative" for the next match or three.
For instance, in tonight's match against Vancouver, it is likely that Kitchen, JDS, GDS, and Allesandrini will be unavailable due to injury and Kamara is out for international duty. But if we take an optimistic view that all will return eventually, who ultimately gives up a starting spot to Zlatan?
If GDS lives up to his full potential, then Lletget is the odd-man out?
I would imagine Zlatan will be a 60 minute starter at most unless it is very clear he is fully recovered from his injuries. In some other scenarios, he might be a final 20 minute substitute.
Interesting times for the LA Galaxy.
Meanwhile, LAFC has taken the path of finding talent from Central (Carlos Vela) and South America (Diego Rossi).
And so after two matches, the talent scouts at LAFC have to be pleased.
Check out the 5 goal blitz they put on Real Salt Lake in the video below.