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  1. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    Look
    My sense was that while some people internally though Micovic could step up this year, others thought none of the GKs from last year were good enough. Kuntz likely took that as grounds for taking the route that gave us the most cap flexibility, which was parting with Bond. I don't know that McCarthy is a solution, but he might be a compromise for now.
     
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  2. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    Bonds stats have gotten slightly worse each year he has been with the Galaxy. I really don't blame him for the defense's issues last year. But if you look at McCarthy's stats for 2023 at LAFC, they were very similar to Bond's in 2022. Meanwhile Bond was getting paid $400k more.
     
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  3. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Bond started out on fire for us but regressed steadily after those first few games. He and Dejan both have gone backwards. Coaching. Whole past regime?
     
  4. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
  5. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought we had one extra after acquiring 2 from NE and waiving Mavinga.

    Can't say I like the idea of using one on a third forward that hasn't really impressed in any of his first team opportunities (including this preseason). But...his stats for G 2 are pretty good. Maybe I haven't seen his best yet.
     
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  6. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    This hurts because I think Bond was a solid keeper that had to deal with a front 4 that wasn't heavy on defense. I am at least glad that this was done as a mutual decision versus an outright "You're Fired!" situation.
     
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  7. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cheers to you sir. Ride Off into the Sunset like a Boss.
     
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  8. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching Painsil's highlight reel.
    Is it just me or does this guy look like Kevin Cabral accept with the ability to finish consistently? I hope so because he will work out great here if so. I can wait to see Riqui feed him Pec and DeJan all at the same time. I want someone to livestream a scrimmage lol.
     
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  9. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
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    I like Lepley and thought he deserved to make it (especially in a thin-ish position at AM), but it's kind of hard for Kuntz to say he was a "priority" for us in the draft when we took him in the third round.
     
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  10. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    According to CoG last night, we needed to waive Mavinga just to get compliant even after we acquired two spots from New England. The view was that we kind of have an extra one since we can always loan down Vivi to open up another spot, but that we actually needed either Vivi or Mavinga to go to be compliant right now. Either way, hard to justify using a spot on Bibout if for no other reason than he needs to play regularly and he won't get that with the senior squad.
     
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  11. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    Paintsil got his P-1 Visa! Kuntz must have brought over his immigration guy when he moved here from LAFC

     
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  12. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
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  13. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LETS ********ING GO

    Hopefully Pec too? He was supposed to be the sure thing.
     
  14. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the 1 year contract with 3 club option years.

    Win win for the club.
     
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  15. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    He wouldn't have entered the country without having the visa. That was the whole point of going back to Brazil for his appointment at the embassy and waiting for the visa before traveling here.
     
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  16. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While he impressed early on with some shot stopping, I can count quite a few games we would comment often that "brick wall" bondy had "bricks" for hands himself.

    I respect how well he integrated and how well he committed to being one of us while here, and his classy "good bye"

    [​IMG]
    back to you Bondy
     
  18. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
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  19. Bilgediver

    Bilgediver Member+

    LA Galaxy
    Oct 16, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our wingers Then
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    Our wingers now
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. El Futbolisimo

    El Futbolisimo Member+

    Sep 28, 1999
  21. skydog

    skydog Member+

    Aug 1, 1999
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Amazing the difference ambition, smarts, chutzpa and energy make in a club CEO.
     
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  22. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    I don't think you need a P-1 Visa to train. I seem to remember foreign players training with the Galaxy while on vacation in Los Angeles while Beckham was on the team and possibly even later.
     
  23. Lazy Assed Assassin

    Jul 21, 2015
    Reminds me of the good old days of the Galaxy getting visas sorted quickly. Glad to see the drive is there
     
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  24. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    And most importantly the willingness (chutzpa?) to go to Phil to get the approval for a massive spend and the ability to convince him that it was necessary. Not to mention overriding Dan Beckerman's "budgetary" controls we have heard mentioned in the past.
     

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