Diving into MLS: After making his Galaxy debut midweek in the CONCACAF Champions League, Giovani Dos Santos is expected to play today in the nationally televised game against the Seattle Sounders (Photo by Staff Photographer Stephen Carr).
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Gio Dos Santos mishit the ball that bobbled into the net for his first Galaxy goal, but hey, a goal is a goal:
In the wake of Galaxy coach Bruce Arena calling left back Dave Romney “our best player” after his MLS debut against Houston, the Galaxy has signed the Irvine native to an MLS contract.
“Dave is an athletic and versatile defender who provides depth to our backline,” Arena said. “Curt Onalfo has done a tremendous job developing players with LA Galaxy II and we are excited to see Dave continue to develop as a player.”
The University of San Francisco product made 17 appearances for the Galaxy reserve team this season.
Emphatically responding to big-name foreign acquisitions by MLS rivals, the LA Galaxy have shown the league and Southern California they are not to be out-spent or outmaneuvered in the transfer market.
If the Galaxy were a strong favorite to defend their MLS Cup this fall before the arrivals of the likes of Steven Gerrard, Giovani Dos Santos, Donovan Ricketts etc., what must the odds be now?