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LA Galaxy announce roster moves

The LA Galaxy announced today the club’s roster options following the conclusion of the 2016 Major League Soccer Season. The LA Galaxy have exercised contract options on 11 players: defender Ashley Cole, midfielder Rafael Garcia, midfielder Baggio Husidic, defender Daniel Steres, goalkeeper Clement Diop, forward Bradford Jamieson IV, defender Dave Romney, forward Jose Villarreal, forward Ariel Lassiter, midfielder Raul Mendiola and forward Jack McBean.

The Galaxy will not exercise a contract option on Brazilian defender Leonardo. The following players are currently out of contract: midfielder Steven Gerrard, forward Robbie Keane, forward Landon Donovan, forward Alan Gordon, midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, forward Mike Magee and defender Oscar Sorto.

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LA Galaxy Roster as of Monday, Dec. 12:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brian Rowe, Dan Kennedy, Clement Diop

DEFENDERS (6): A.J. DeLaGarza, Robbie Rogers, Dave Romney, Ashley Cole, Daniel Steres, Jelle Van Damme

MIDFIELDERS (5): Rafael Garcia, Baggio Husidic, Sebastian Lletget, Raul Mendiola, Emmanuel Boateng

FORWARDS (6): Giovani dos Santos, Bradford Jamieson IV, Jack McBean, Jose Villarreal, Ariel Lassiter, Gyasi Zardes

2016-17 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER OFFSEASON CALENDAR

Monday, Dec. 12

  • Expansion Draft Protected Player List and eligible Free Agents made public

Tuesday, Dec. 13

  • Expansion Draft held at 11 a.m. PT
  • Beginning at 2 p.m. PT, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with all MLS clubs.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

  • List of players eligible for selection in the Waiver Draft made public

Thursday, Dec. 15

  • Waiver Draft held at 11 a.m. PT
  • Beginning at 2 p.m. PT, clubs may no longer sign or trade their own Re-Entry eligible players (player-trade blackout window)
  • List of players available in Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft made public

Friday, Dec. 16

  • Stage One of the Re-Entry Draft held at 12 p.m. PT

Wednesday, Dec. 21

  • Starting at 8 a.m. PT, clubs may no longer sign or trade their own Re-Entry eligible players (player-trade blackout window)
  • List of available players in Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft made public

Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Stage Two of the Re-Entry Draft held at 12 p.m. PT

January 7-12, 2017

  • 2017 adidas MLS Player Combine

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

  • 2017 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

  • 2017 MLS preseason begins

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017 MLS season are available for purchase now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets to secure their 2017 LA Galaxy Season Ticket package.