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LA Galaxy exercise 2019 contract options on four players

LOS ANGELES (Monday, Nov. 26, 2018) – The LA Galaxy announced today the club has exercised contract options for four players from the team’s 2018 roster. An additional 12 players remain under contract, bringing the club’s current roster to 16 players under contract for the 2019 Major League Soccer season.

The Galaxy have exercised contract options on the following four players: midfielder Sebastian Lletget, defender Daniel Steres, midfielder Bradford Jamieson IV and goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg.

Additionally, the LA Galaxy have declined the options of the following players: defender Michael Ciani, goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre, forward Ariel Lassiter, defender Sheanon Williams, defender Ashley Cole, defender Rolf Feltscher, midfielder Baggio Husidic, and midfielder Servando Carrasco.

Three players from the 2018 roster are out of contract, with new contract negotiations for 2019 underway: midfielder Chris Pontius, defender Dave Romney, and midfielder Emmanuel Boateng.

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2019 LA GALAXY ROSTER (as of Monday, Nov. 26)

GOALKEEPERS (2): David Bingham, Justin Vom Steeg

DEFENDERS (4): Jorgen Skjelvik, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Hugo Arellano, Daniel Steres

MIDFIELDERS (6): Romain Alessandrini, Jonathan dos Santos, Perry Kitchen, João Pedro, Sebastian Lletget, Bradford Jamieson IV

FORWARDS (4): Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ola Kamara, Giovani dos Santos, Efrain Alvarez

All MLS offseason drafts and important player acquisition dates are below:

2018 MLS Offseason Calendar

Monday, November 26
10:00 AM PT



 

Option Exercise Deadline
Clubs no longer competing in the Audi 2018 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.

Friday, November 30
10:00 AM PT

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.

Sunday, December 9
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 (both non-Re-Entry Draft eligible players and Re-Entry Draft eligible).
Trade tracker

Sunday, December 9
9:00 AM PT



 

Option Exercise Deadline for MLS Cup Participants
Clubs that compete in MLS Cup 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.

Sunday, December 9
10:00 AM PT



 

Blackout Period begins
Blackout Period begins whereby clubs may no longer sign and/or trade their own draft-eligible players until conclusion of Expansion Draft.

Tuesday, December 11
11:00 AM PT



 

Expansion Draft
Watch live in the MLS app or on MLSsoccer.com. FC Cincinnati may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club. Expansion Draft Rules

Tuesday, December 11
12:00 PM PT



 

Free Agency Begins
Clubs may engage with players, other than their own, that are eligible for Free Agency. Eligible players include Out of Contract and Option Decline players that meet the age and years-of-service parameters.

Wednesday, December 12
1:00 PM PT



 

2018 MLS Waiver Draft
Consisting of players who have been waived by clubs and do not meet minimum years of service requirement for Re-Entry Draft or Free Agency; the Waiver Draft is conducted in reverse order of 2018 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion FC Cincinnati selecting last. Waiver Draft Rules

Friday, December 14
12:00 PM PT

2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1
The Re-Entry Draft (both stages) is conducted in reverse order of 2018 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion club FC Cincinnati selecting last. Re-Entry Draft Rules

Thursday, December 20
11:00 AM PT

2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2
The Re-Entry Draft Stage 2 is conducted in the same format as Stage 1 and consists of MLS players who were not selected in the Stage 1. Not necessarily all unselected Stage 1 players will be available as players may re-sign with their previous club between stages or may opt out of the process. Teams selecting players in Stage 2 may negotiate new contracts with the player. Re-Entry Draft Rules

 

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