CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy are searching for depth at right back and to remedy that, head coach Bruce Arena has brought in a pair of trialists into training camp.
On Tuesday, Arena revealed to reporters that MLS veteran Dan Gargan and Matheau Hall of the USL PRO’s Los Angeles Blues will train with the club during the preseason. Gargan, who has spent nine years in MLS has had stints with the San Jose Earthquakes, Chicago Fire, Toronto FC, Chivas USA, and the Colorado Rapids. The 31-year-old made eight appearances with six starts and tallied one assist in league play for the Earthquakes in 2013. Hall, on the other hand, has been a regular with the Blues for two seasons and appeared in 23 contests for the USL PRO outfit in 2013.
“A.J. DeLaGarza is penciled in right now as our right back, but Dan Gargan is a player with a lot of experience in this league and Matt Hall is a player that I noticed with the L.A. Blues last season. We’re going to look at them in preseason and make a decision there," said Arena. "We do have Oscar Sorto as well who we believe we’re going to be moving along and give him some opportunities as well.”
Also training with the club is 25-year-old goalkeeper Cody Laurendi. The Florida native spent last season with the NASL's Ft. Lauderdale Strikers after three seasons with the Puerto Rico Islanders.
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