With offensive injuries to Robbie Keane, the midfield has been exposed as an incomplete project. Baggio Hasidic, Juninho, and Stefan Ishizaki are attempting to fill the whole left by Marcelo Sarvas and Landon Donovan. An injury to Jose Villarreal has taken what was a very promising start at left midfield and made it into one big waiting game. And with youngsters vying for positions all over the pitch, the inconsistencies are stunting their progress.
The LA Galaxy, for their part have brought in new names. Mika Vayrynen, Sebastian Lletget and Steven Gerrard have, or will soon, be putting their stamp onto this midfield. But will these ever rotating pieces of veterans and youngsters find the stability to bring the LA Galaxy back into the hunt for a sixth MLS crown? And can anyone really expect Steven Gerrard to just plug into a struggling offensive midfield and fix everything?
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