Official: 2018 Rumor and Roster Moves Thread

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  1. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    So basically we know how stupid it was to give Ciani that contract and we know literally no other MLS team is as stupid as us and will take Ciani from us.
     
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  2. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's sobering, isn't it? What's more, the Galaxy know it, too. And it happened after Sigi was in charge.
     
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  3. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lassiter is not worth the pick relative to other options. LAFC could probably trade for him in exchange for the equivalent of a bag of soccer balls. They are better off using one of their five picks elsewhere On players that might actually eat up minutes during the season.
     
  4. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love somebody from the front office to explain to me what the rush was in signing Ciani. The season was already lost, and not sure why they didn’t just wait till the offseason.

    I hold out hope that with an off-season and in better shape that he might be a decent player. But it is hard to imagine him justifying that contract.
     
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  5. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    It was probably down to the injury crisis we were having, but I agree with your post. We should have waited on Ciani especially with those wages. The season was over, so it made no sense to make a panic signing. Now we are stuck with a terrible contract.

    We have to hope Ciani can turn into a decent MLS defender.
     
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  6. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    #781 Skevin, Dec 11, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
    Seattle didn't protect osvaldo alonso. I know he had injury troubles last season, but before then he has been pretty consistently playing 30+ matches a season.

    Downside is his wages are pretty high and he just turned 32.

    We desperately need a DM, and one of the best in the league is available. Honestly we'd be pretty stupid not to at least give Alonso a try.

    Also Sigi was his manager for years, and that was when Alonso was at his best. I think this could work for us.

    We can probably trade for Alonso quite easily, or make a deal with LAFC.
     
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  7. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Apparently Alonso is on $1.1 million a year. We might be able to give him Jones old salary and with the new TAM, we'd be in good shape.
     
  8. MPNumber9

    MPNumber9 Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, LAFC already has a better CB pairing than us. That's disheartening.
     
  9. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, they just have to get in line with everybody else that fits that description/ All of 'em.
     
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  10. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will LA can spend $4MM to $5.2MM of TAM this season and Klein says he will be aggressive. Lets see what happens.

    According to head coach Sigi Schmid, the team is already at work utilizing the TAM increase— as well as the other resources available to them – with preseason a little over a month away.

    “We just need to hire a mathematician to deal with all the permutations,” Schmid said.


    https://www.lagalaxy.com/post/2017/...-use-new-tam-investment-2018-says-chris-klein
     
  11. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would the honey badger who is the heart and soul of Seattle, a team that floundered in MLS cup without his leadership and impact in the center of the park take a pay cut to come to a terrible LA team?
     
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  12. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    He is not wanted at Seattle, and his former coach who helped make his career is in need of a defensive midfielder.
     
  13. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    So LA is becoming the destination of other team's no longer wanted scraps? Please, no.
     
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  14. napper

    napper Member+

    Jan 14, 2014
    Fullerton
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    5 more years!
     
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  15. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    You seem to be assuming a lot.

    First, I seem to recall the Galaxy not protecting highly compensated players taking the gamble that their high salary would make them less desirable to the club(s) drafting given their limited number of picks. Alonzo is a DP without a no trade clause so if LAFC select him they will either need to use their remaining DP slot or much more likely buy his contract down with TAM. While LAFC has probably more TAM and GAM then the Galaxy that still might not be their best use of funds if they follow the Atlanta model.

    Second, even though their GM tried to trade him in the past, I have not heard that he is no longer wanted at Seattle. DMs in general have a longer life then wings or forwards and the MLS Cup showed that they don't have a adequate replacement currently on the squad. About the only reason I can see them wanting to get rid of him is if they want to bring in a high priced forward to eventually replace Clint who will be 35 in March.

    Finally, do you really think that Seattle will just give him up to the Galaxy without compensation?
     
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  16. wcmanes

    wcmanes Member

    May 28, 1999
    Riverside, Ca, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If anyone even remotely involved with player acquisition thinks it's a good thing Ciani us coming back after watching his performances last season then we have a problem that is simply not solvable without a complete purge of the FO
     
  17. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #792 TheHoustonHoyaFan, Dec 11, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
    Correct me if I am wrong. I will admit that the intricacies of MLS escapes me. That is just the expansion draft list right?

    I don't believe that Seattle is trying to get rid of Alonso. They are likely count on the fact that LAFC will not select him given his value (price tag/age/injury status/club loyalty).
     
  18. L.A. Native

    L.A. Native Member+

    Aug 1, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
  19. JPAR

    JPAR Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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  20. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Given where we are, I don't think Alonso fits. Old veterans that we can use for depth for a year are fine, but he doesn't solve the long-run problem. I just don't see us being that good next year so I'm not willing to sacrifice anything to make us better for just next year.
     
  21. Crzyknot

    Crzyknot Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    #796 Crzyknot, Dec 11, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
    This is the kind of thing that gets you a raised when you work for the Galaxy.
     
  22. Skevin

    Skevin Member+

    Aug 9, 2009
    Texas
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Yes just the expansion draft. We don't get to just grab him. LAFC can do that if they want, but seattle not protecting Alonso means they are willing to lose him. Hence why I think we can likely trade for him pretty easily.
     
  23. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. GalaxyKoa

    GalaxyKoa Member+

    Jul 18, 2007
    North County
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Expansion drafts both in MLS and other leagues are littered with calculated risks on players they really want to keep but guess (sometimes incorrectly) that the other team won't grab them for reasons x or y. A good example is Houston not protecting Brian Ching, Montreal grabbing him and Houston subsequently having to trade for him back. Him not being protected isn't meaningless but I think you're looking too much into it.
     
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  25. Beep Boop Robot

    Mar 11, 2015
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy

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