There goes any chance of the Galaxy snagging former Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, as some fans who have messaged me lately had hoped (unless the club attempts to trade up, I guess).
The Galaxy will pick 16th out of the 20 MLS clubs when the draft is held Wednesday.
FC Dallas is first, and NYCFC second, BTW.
Also, MLS has announced a special pre-sale for its noon Dec. 7 title game, set for either Carson or Seattle, depending on whether the Galaxy or Sounders prevail in the Western Conference semifinal. The code is CUP5. Details here.
*Robbie Rogers’ stumbling soccer career was revitalized when Galaxy coach Bruce Arena switched the midfielder to a left back role and now Rogers has received a multiyear contract extension as a just reward for sterling play this season.
From the Galaxy press release:
Rogers, 27, has made 15 appearances for the Galaxy this season in addition to recording two assists. After making the move to defense full-time with a start against Chivas USA on June 8, the Galaxy have gone 10-2-7 in all MLS competitions in which Rogers appeared, including the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Hendrickson was announced as a Sounders FC Assistant Coach on January 20, 2009, after a 14-year professional career, including 12 seasons in Major League Soccer. As a player, he spent parts of eight seasons alongside Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid, including three campaigns with the Columbus Crew prior to his retirement. He was a member of three MLS Cup championship teams, winning two with Schmid.
Landon the Legend: Landon Donovan added another inspired performance to his glittering career Sunday night in Carson in leading the Galaxy to a rout of Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoffs (Photos by Staff Photographer Stephen Carr).
This was a game those who attended will tell their grandchildren about.
“One of the things that was in my control was how I played,” Donovan said. “So I wanted to make sure that when I went home tonight and looked in the mirror that I knew I gave everything regardless of the result. Fortunately the team played well too, and made for a really fun night. I had fun, and I wanted to have fun tonight. If this was going to be the last game, I told my girlfriend today that I wanted to have fun and I want to enjoy it. If we lose, we lose, but I want to make sure I enjoy it. More often than not, when I enjoy the game, I play well.”
The draft is set for 1 p.m. that day to be conducted with all 20 MLS clubs in a teleconference.
Here’s more from the MLS press release:
MLS, in participation with all 20 clubs, will conduct a weighted draw on Friday, Nov. 14 to determine the draft ranking. Using an envelope method, the MLS clubs that qualified for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs will receive one envelope, while all non-playoff teams, along with 2015 expansion teams New York City FC and Orlando City SC, will be given two envelopes
The game of the weekend is undoubtedly the Liverpool-Chelsea contest at 4:45 a.m. Saturday on NBCSN.
Programming note: The first MLS Eastern Conference semifinal second leg between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls is on at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on NBC, right after the Queens Park Rangers-Manchester City game that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on NBCSN.