A foreign wide midfielder in the LA Galaxy's sights according to Bruce Arena

16 January 4:56 pm

A foreign wide midfielder in the LA Galaxy's sights according to Bruce Arena

By Adam Serrano

PHILADELPHIA – The LA Galaxy have been wheeling and dealing over the last two weeks and don’t expect them to stop there.

On Wednesday, Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena told LA Galaxy Insider that the club was hoping to add another player to their roster over the last two weeks to fill the spot vacated by Hector Jimenez who was traded to the Columbus Crew on Monday.  Ahead of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft even more details emerged as the Washington Post’s Steve Goff reported that LA had secured the signature of a foreign wide midfielder.  The position of the unnamed player is of particular interest as wide depth is a concern for the Galaxy heading into preseason with just three players (Landon Donovan, Robbie Rogers and Gyasi Zardes) expected to fight for the two starting spots on the flanks. 

Although Arena refused to give any details on the player’s identity, he believes that the new signing will add to roster that is starting to take shape ahead of the preseason.

“We think that we’ll get someone over the next week and hopefully strengthen our team as well,” Arena told reporters.

 “We’re getting close to where we want to be with our roster,” Arena later added. “There can always be a change or two but we’re getting close.”