LA Times’ Kevin Baxter talks about the mechanisms, the dealings, and the money involved in the LA Galaxy’s off-season moves.
On this special edition of Corner of the Galaxy: Short Corner, LA Times Sports Reporter, Kevin Baxter (@Kbaxter11). Kevin will join us to talk about the LA Galaxy’s off-season. That includes talking about how the LA Galaxy acquired Ashley Cole, Jelle Van Damme, and Nigel De Jong, and it also includes what each of their contracts looks like (money and terms).
Kevin dives into each of these acquisitions with a backstory that is normally glossed over in MLS circles. Did the LA Galaxy use allocation money for the signings? How did Bruce Arena sell these players on the team and the challenges of Major League soccer? Which player had always wanted to make it to the United States and who rehabbed at StubHub Center back when it still the Home Depot Center?
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But we start with Juninho and Omar Gonzalez departing from the LA Galaxy and Kevin sets the record straight on his conversation with Juninho’s agent and the reasons for Juninho seeking out a new home for his soccer skills. Josh and Kevin discuss the rumored numbers that LA received for both Juninho and Gonzalez and how that fits with the rest of the acquisitions Bruce Arena and company made.
Kevin Baxter is breaking down the barriers between Major League Soccer and the rest of sports in the United States and we’re very lucky to have him on the show so that our listeners can be the most informed fans in the league.
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