CARSON, Calif. – Bradford Jamieson IV knows that his season is more than likely over, but the 18-year-old is hopeful that he can return better than ever in 2016.
The 2015 season has been an up-and-down one for the LA Galaxy homegrown player who scored his first Major League Soccer goal on April 26 against the New York Red Bulls during an extended period with the first team. After suffering his second concussion in July, Jamieson has not suited up for either the first team or Galaxy II despite being a major contributor for both sides at points during the season.
When asked if the team had shut him down from playing in any competitive matches, Jamieson admitted that it is still very much up in the air.
“It’s hard to distinguish a timeline when you’re working with your head, but we’ve talked numerous times. There are things that I want just do straight away, but we have to look toward the future,” Jamieson, who also scored three goals in seven appearances for Galaxy II said. “There are a lot of components to look into, but I never like to say that a guy is out for the season or out for this amount of time. I think it’s better to get back when you get back.”
But given that the Galaxy have only two games remaining in the season, it certainly appears as though Jamieson will not see the field for the first team until the 2016 season.
“It’s not like this team is in dire need of Bradford Jamieson. That’s not a bad thing; it’s just the truth of the matter. I’m proud to be on a team that has the guys that we have, and I’m going to let them take care of business so that I can take care of myself, and come back at 150 percent,” Jamieson said. “They allow me to do my six-million dollar man stuff after training when everyone is gone. It’s not that I’ve just been out, but I’m hoping that I can come back doing this [skill] now or that [skill] now. It’s more than likely that I’ll be back next season, but we’ll just play it by ear.”