FRISCO, Texas – LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano provides his Three Things We Learned from the LA Galaxy’s 5-1 defeat to FC Dallas presented by SNHU
NIGHTMARE SEASON ENDS WITH NIGHTMARE RESULT
The 2017 campaign was a painful one for the LA Galaxy and it ended in the worst possible way with a 5-1 demolition at the hands of FC Dallas.
Los Angeles ended the season with the worst record in club history at 8-18-8 and will finish in last place in Major League Soccer for only the second time in the team’s storied history (the first being in 2008). The Galaxy ends the year with just 32 points, the lowest total since the team’s foundation in 1996.
Perhaps the only positive for the Galaxy could be that they will secure the No. 2 overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft and will secure loads of allocation dollars due to their seeding.
WHAT NOW FOR THE LA GALAXY?
Sigi Schmid has plenty of work ahead.
The 2017 season now completed, the LA Galaxy boss will get down to business to rebuild a roster needing plenty to return to the postseason. Among the top priorities appear to be up top and at goalkeeper as Los Angeles did not have consistent play from either position this season.
Schmid is wasting no time getting down to business as he’s scheduled to depart on Thursday for a scouting trip in search of players to take the Galaxy back to prominence.
MIKE CIANI OPENS HIS ACCOUNT IN DEFEAT
French newcomer Mike Ciani ended the season on a positive note as the LA Galaxy concluded the 2017 campaign.
The 33-year-old central defender notched his first goal for the club while also providing a steady defensive showing for Los Angeles’ in their clash against Dallas. Ciani opened his Galaxy account with a header less than a minute into the match when he nodded a Romain Alessandrini cross into the back of the Dallas net.
As one of the few players who will most assuredly return for the 2018 campaign, Ciani can head into the offseason with a positive.