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LA Galaxy announce roster decisions ahead of 2020 MLS Season

LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019) – The LA Galaxy announced today the club has exercised contract options for four players from the team’s 2019 roster. An additional 11 players remain under contract, bringing the club’s current roster to 15 players under contract for the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

The Galaxy have exercised contract options on the following four players: goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, defender Rolf Feltscher, midfielder Emil Cuello and forward Cristian Pavon.

Additionally, the LA Galaxy have declined the options of the following players: defender Diego Polenta, midfielder Favio Alvarez, midfielder Juninho, midfielder Joao Pedro, defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce, midfielder Servando Carrasco, goalkeeper Matt Lampson, and defender Hugo Arellano.

The following players are out of contract: midfielder Romain Alessandrini, defender Daniel Steres, forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and forward Bradford Jamieson IV.

Midfielder Uriel Antuna’s loan has expired and midfielder Chris Pontius has retired from professional soccer.

The club remains in negotiations with the following players: midfielder Romain Alessandrini, defender Diego Polenta and defender Daniel Steres.

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2020 LA GALAXY ROSTER (as of Thursday, Nov. 21)

GOALKEEPERS (2): David Bingham, Justin Vom Steeg

DEFENDERS (5): Jorgen Skjelvik, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Julian Araujo, Rolf Feltscher, Diedie Traore

MIDFIELDERS (6):  Jonathan dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, Perry Kitchen, Joe Corona, Efrain Alvarez, Emil Cuello

FORWARDS (2): Cristian Pavon, Ethan Zubak

The details and dates for each of the MLS postseason roster mechanisms is below.

Nov. 21


10 a.m. PT
 


Club Deadline to Exercise Options
 


MLS clubs notify the League Office in writing of players whose options they are exercising.

 

All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

 

Nov. 25

   


12 p.m. PT
 


End-of-Year Waivers

 


The End-of-Year Waivers process is conducted in reverse order of 2019 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Per the Expansion Priority Draft, Nashville SC will have the 25th pick and Inter Miami CF will have the final selection in each round.


Eligible for selection are players who do not meet the minimum requirements for Re-Entry Process or Free Agency.

 

End-of-Year Waivers Rules

 

The list of players eligible for the End-of-Year Waivers will be released by MLS Communications on Nov. 22

 


12 p.m. PT
 


Free Agency Opens

 


Clubs may engage with players, other than their own, that are eligible for Free Agency.


Free Agency eligible players are out-of-contract and option-declined players who are at least 28 years old and who have completed a minimum of eight service years

 

MLS Communications will make the complete list of Free Agents available on Nov. 22.

 

Nov. 26 


12 p.m. PT
 


Re-Entry Process,
Stage 1

 

The Re-Entry Process (Stage 1 and
Stage 2) is conducted in reverse order of 2019 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Per the Expansion Priority Draft, Nashville SC will have the 25th pick and Inter Miami CF will have the final selection in each round.

 

Eligible Players include:

1.     Players who are at least 23 years old, have a minimum of three service years, and their contract options were not exercised by their clubs. These players will be available at their 2019 option salary.

2.     Players who are at least 25 years old, have a minimum of four service years, are out of contract, and their clubs do not wish to re-sign them at their previous salary. These players are available for at least their 2019 salary.

3.     Free Agents that choose to participate.

MLS Re-Entry Process Rules

 

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 1 will be released by MLS Communications on Nov. 22.

 

Dec. 3 


12 p.m. PT
 


Re-Entry Process,
Stage 2

 


The Re-Entry Process, 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 all unselected Stage 1 players will be available for selection as players may re-sign with their previous club between stages or may opt out of the process.


MLS Re-Entry Process Rules

 

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 2 will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. ET.

 

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