The LA Galaxy announced today the club has exercised contract options for five players from the team’s 2017 roster. An additional seven players remain under contract, bringing the club’s current roster to 12 players under contract for the 2018 Major League Soccer season.
The Galaxy have exercised the contract options on the following players: midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, forward Bradford Jamieson IV, defender Daniel Steres, defender Dave Romney and forward Ariel Lassiter.
Additionally, the LA Galaxy have declined the options of the following players: midfielder Jermaine Jones, goalkeeper Jon Kempin, midfielder Rafael Garcia, goalkeeper Brian Rowe, forward Jose Villarreal, forward Jack McBean, forward Jack McInerney, midfielder Raul Mendiola, defender Pele Van Anholt, goalkeeper Clement Diop, midfielder Jaime Villarreal, defender Nathan Smith and defender Bradley Diallo.
Defender Ashley Cole and midfielder Baggio Husidic are signed to contracts that expire at the end of the year.
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LA Galaxy roster as of Monday, Nov. 27
Midfielder Romain Alessandrini, defender Hugo Arellano, midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, defender Michael Ciani, forward Giovani dos Santos, midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, forward Bradford Jamieson IV, midfielder Sebastian Lletget, midfielder João Pedro, defender Dave Romney, defender Daniel Steres, forward Gyasi Zardes, forward Ariel Lassiter.
All MLS offseason drafts and important player acquisition dates are below:
10:00 AM PT
Option Exercise Deadline
Clubs no longer competing in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the teams.
Option Exercise Deadline for Non-MLS Cup Participants
Non-MLS Cup participants must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the clubs.
6:00 AM-10:00 AM PT
Half Day Trade Window
Following a three-month roster freeze, MLS clubs may begin making adjustments to their rosters. This is a four-hour window in which clubs may sign and trade players.
9:00 AM PT
Option Exercise Deadline for MLS Cup Participants
10:00 AM PT
Blackout Period begins
11:00 AM PT
2017 MLS Expansion Draft
12:00 PM PT
Free Agency Begins
12:30 PM PT
2017 MLS Waiver Draft
2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1
The Re-Entry Draft (both stages) is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion club LAFC selecting last.
11:00 AM PT
2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2