COG Studios, Calif. — Welcome to the 2019 Rumor Tracker. This is where we’re going to collect to maintain you up to date on the newest rumors surrounding the LA Galaxy.
Here’s your massive warning: All the rumors, which might be contained under, are a mix of speculation, analysis, plausibility, and fantasy. How a lot of each of those gadgets each rumor consists of is up to you to figure out.
We’ll provide an entire arbitrary information to every rumor, and try to offer context the place we’re capable of. Typically we’re capable of corroborate rumors, and typically they only get reported because someone was bored at work.
Take pleasure in! And in case you discover a rumor that isn’t on our tracker, be certain that to tag us on Instagram or Twitter and use the term, “PUT IT ON THE TRACKER, GOOSE!”
THE TRACKER WAS LAST UPDATED ON: 5.21.19 at 11:40 a.m.
- (5.21.19) Added Daniele De Rossi Rumor to the tracker
RUMOR RANKING GUIDE
- ⭐️ = COLD
- ⭐️⭐️ = NOT AS COLD
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ = WARM
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = HOT
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = REALLY HOT
RUMOR CONFIRMED OR DEAD
- ✅ = RUMOR CONFIRMED
- 💀 = RUMOR DEAD
- 0.1 MIDFIELDER DANIELE DE ROSSI TO THE LA GALAXY: ⭐️
- 0.2 MIDFIELDER FAVIO ALVAREZ TO LA GALAXY: ✅
- 0.3 MIDFIELDER IGNACIO FERNANDEZ TO JOIN LA GALAXY: ⭐️
- 0.4 DEFENDER GIANCARLO GONZALEZ TO THE LA GALAXY: ✅
- 0.5 GALAXY IN TALKS FOR SERBIAN STRIKER NIKOLA DJURDJIC: ⭐️⭐️
- 0.6 MIDFIELDER JOE CORONA TO THE GALAXY: ✅
- 0.7 DEFENDER ADIL RAMI TO THE GALAXY: ⭐️
- 0.8 WINGER RICARDO CENTURIÓN TO GALAXY: ⭐️
- 1 BOCA JUNIORS HAVE OFFERED SEBASTIÁN VILLA: ⭐️
- 2 LA GALAXY CURRENT ROSTER
- 3 INTERNATIONAL ROSTER SLOTS
- 4 MLS ALLOCATION ORDER
- 5 MLS ALLOCATION PLAYER LIST
MIDFIELDER DANIELE DE ROSSI TO THE LA GALAXY: ⭐️
ORIGINAL RUMOR (5.21.19) — Might the LA Galaxy be in the marketplace for another midfielder? Studies out of calciomercato.com have 35-year-old defensive midfielder Daniele De Rossi as a target for the LA-based membership.
However De Rossi is needed by many other teams as nicely. Add Boca Juniors, and Napoli to that listing as properly. However what is obvious is that his present membership, Roma, don’t need the midfielder.
All of this actually has us asking the pertinent questions. Would the Galaxy want one other defensive midfielder once they already use one Designated Participant spot on the place? And would De Rossi take a DP spot (probably)?
For those who throw out his age — which would definitely place him within the “retiring Euro” bracket — is he nonetheless somebody who can meet the physical demands of MLS?
Whereas there doesn’t appear to be much to the basis of this rumor, it might meet up with one other risk we’ve been hearing rumblings about. And that’s the Galaxy would work out a strategy to move Romain Alessandrini over the summer time and usher in a brand new Designated Participant.
How you progress an injured DP is the largest question about that, nevertheless it’s clear the Galaxy are, at the very least, hesitant to resume Alessandrini’s contract. And together with his damage historical past, they could be on the right aspect of that.
We don’t assume there’s a lot to this in addition to the obvious “we said LA Galaxy” angle. However it doesn’t imply we aren’t paying attention.
MIDFIELDER FAVIO ALVAREZ TO LA GALAXY: ✅
ORIGINAL RUMOR (5.2.19) — The LA Galaxy have been linked with attacking midfielder, Favio Álvarez.
Álvarez is 26-years previous and at present performs for CA Tucumán in the Argentinean Primar Division. In the current season he’s performed in 14 games, and scored twice.
The rumor, that hit twitter this morning, says that Argentian can be traveling to the United States in the coming days to hitch the membership on a one-year mortgage cope with the risk of a purchase order.
He’s mainly an attacking middle midfielder but can play on either wing as nicely. And with the choice to both maintain Sebastian Lletget centrally or transfer him out to the wing, the choices for including Alvarez appear to indicate that he might play anyplace all through the attacking aspect of the midfield.
Basic manager Dennis te Kloese spoke of needing a participant who is usually a versatile position player. Alvarez, appears to verify that box.
The mortgage deal also matches in with the common consensus on how the Galaxy might economically add any extra gamers. Though, there’s speculation that the club does nonetheless seem to have some allocation money leftover from the sale of Ola Kamar to the Chinese Super League.
The first switch window will shut on Might 7. So all of these selections should be made in the next 5 days.
MIDFIELDER IGNACIO FERNANDEZ TO JOIN LA GALAXY: ⭐️
ORIGINAL RUMOR (5.2.2019) — The replacements for Romain Alessandrini appear to be coming quick and furious. the newest includes midfielder Ignacio Fernadez who presently performs in Argentina for River Platte.
Fernandez is 29-years-old and plays centrally in the midfield but may also play out broad when asked to. Very similar to the Favio Alvarez rumor above, this is able to permit flexibility for Galaxy in where they play him.
However at present, all stories point out that the Galaxy would wish to pay some type of launch clause. And that release clause might get very costly — $Eight-9 million.
That doesn’t seem to suit into any mannequin the Galaxy might afford and would probably make the Argentian a Designated Player. The Galaxy haven’t any room for a DP. Making this deal unlikely. Until the particulars are utterly flawed, which if you’re coping with rumors is all the time a risk.
DEFENDER GIANCARLO GONZALEZ TO THE LA GALAXY: ✅
UPDATE (Three.27.19) — This rumor might have just taken a turn. And it might point out that the Galaxy have either switched their focus and misplaced interest, or it might imply that there are nonetheless some bumps in the street to touchdown Gonzalez.
Gonzalez, who completed up his worldwide obligation with Costa Rica this week, is seemingly on his approach back to Bologna, in Italy. That would mean nothing or it might imply something. And we’re unsure which option to bend on this one.
It’s widespread for worldwide players to have hiccups coming into the league as it requires an ITC and a P-1 visa. Nevertheless, it’s additionally attainable that the Galaxy, who need to maneuver up in the allocation order to get Gonzalez, haven’t gotten that deal executed and/or might not be capable of get that deal finished.
It’s a tall ask to move up 11 spaces and Toronto knows they’re in the driver’s seat.
This could all mean nothing, as nicely. It’d simply be that Gonzalez goes again to Italy to pack his things and get his life so as earlier than shifting halfway throughout the world.
Both method, we’re going to patiently wait this one out. And if we hear of any hiccups, we’ll report them right here.
UPDATE (Three.17.19) — CoG has discovered that the Galaxy are near touchdown Giancarlo Gonzalez. The truth is, it appears that evidently all that hinges on the Galaxy including the Costa Rican middle back is what we’ve been telling you from the beginning. It’ll require the Galaxy to move up in the allocation order.
The transfer would briefly imply the Galaxy would use their last International slot. Though, that doesn’t imply it might stay that means.
Gonzalez would is predicted to take over the beginning spot for Dan Steres.
Twitter account LAG Rumors was first to report this replace.
UPDATE (3.15.19) — This switch continues to build steam as the Galaxy are linked more closely with the Gonzalez. Now we now have Bologna’s coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, signaling that the Galaxy are certainly interested and that they’re ready for an official supply from the LA-based membership.
This report of the press conference comes from everadoherrera.com with the most necessary quote added under.
“We acquired a proposal from the Galaxy to seek out out if there was any availability on our half to let it go. We’re waiting for an official supply. We await a sign from them. The boy would settle for to go, but he stated he needed to provide 100% until he was here. The market in the United States is open till Might, “Mihajlovic advised a news convention.
translate on everardoherrer.com
We advised you three days ago there’s critical curiosity from the Galaxy, and this report appear to reinfoce that position.
UPDATE (3.12.19) The LA Galaxy are indeed in pursuit of Giancarlo Gonzalez. The Costa Rican right middle again is presently enjoying with Bologna in Serie A.
In reference to the defender, CoG has discovered there’s an curiosity from the Galaxy and it is an avenue they wish to explore.
This might be one other player that Dennis te Kloese has had his eye on and is likely the second player we’ve been anticipating the Galaxy to focus on.
Gonzalez must be acquired via the allocation course of and would take the final international slot the Galaxy have (Eight of 9 presently crammed). And to be able to take over the prime spot in the allocation order, the Galaxy — at present 11th in that course of — would wish to move up greater. In all probability into the no. 1 or no. 2 spots. That may value cash and the workforce they’re buying and selling with will must be okay with falling to no. 11.
However the pressing challenge of the place the Galaxy must be targeted is one other argument.
With injuries of unknown period to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romain Alessandrini, the Galaxy are especially heavy on midfielders and defenders, and quite mild on game-changing attacking talent. Shouldn’t a backup no. 9 striker be a precedence over one other defender?
Add to it that Dan Steres has been the most consistent defender in the first 180-minutes, and had a reasonably strong preseason as properly. Is that basically the weakest link on the backline?
The last thing the Galaxy need to do is have a repeat of the Robbie Rogers state of affairs — that’s, relying on a player to be wholesome, not having an inexpensive backup in place, after which appearing stunned when the participant they have been relying on isn’t wholesome.
It’s crunch time for te Kloese and Guillermo Barros Schelotto. They seem to be reaching their second huge crossroad after handling the Giovani dos Santos state of affairs satisfactorily. However a mistake now, might see them making an attempt to make an incomplete roster competitive.
ORIGINAL RUMOR (2.14.19) Former Columbus Crew defender, Giancarlo Gonzalez seems to fit the Galaxy perfectly. And while the unique rumor dates again to the middle of February, the club is now in a a lot better monetary choice to make such a transfer.
ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle was first to report on the rumor.
Gonzalez is a 31-year-old middle again who is with Bologna in Italy’s Serie A. He’s also a Costa Rican International who hung out in Columbus before having himself a event in the 2014 World Cup.
The Galaxy would wish to provide you with two things in an effort to land Gonzalez. They’d want to make use of one of their 2 open International Slots, AND they’d need to maneuver approach up in the allocation order. Gonzalez is an allocation signing, and the Galaxy would wish to leap up 11 spots to take Toronto’s no. 1 allocation rating.
While he’s clearly on the back aspect of his career, however that doesn’t mean the Galaxy aren’t keen to take a look. Particularly if the worth is true.
GALAXY IN TALKS FOR SERBIAN STRIKER NIKOLA DJURDJIC: ⭐️⭐️
UPDATE (3.14.19; 5:15 p.m.) — That was short-lived. Nevertheless it’s all the time better when news can shortly be stamped out.
Kevin Baxter of the LA Occasions is reporting that the Galaxy seem to have little curiosity in the Serbian striker. And that while the agent has provided him up to Galaxy, the membership isn’t biting.
It’s not totally loopy that one thing might nonetheless come out of this, but for now, we’ll step it back by a star.
ORIGINAL RUMOR (Three.14.19) — The LA Galaxy could also be ready to get that backup striker they lost when Ola Kamara transferred to China final month.
In response to a report out of Swedish newspaper Expressen, the Galaxy are in talks with Hammarby IF (Sweden) to get 32-year-old Serbian striker Nikola Djurdjic.
Djurdjic has scored 107 objectives in 316 career video games and is signed on a contract by means of December 31, 2021 with the Swedish membership. He additionally had one look with the Serbian Nationwide Staff in 2013.
In the 2017/18 season, he’s made 48 appearances (Allsvenskan, Superligaen, Sydbank Pokalen, Reserveligaen) for Hammarby and has scored 16 objectives. He’s additionally added 11 assists during that stretch with over Three,600 minutes played.
The article reviews that the Galaxy are desirous about receiving Djurdjic on loan and that talks between the two golf equipment are going properly. If the golf equipment can come to an settlement, Djurdjic would fly to the United States to take his bodily and then be a part of the staff subsequent week.
The Galaxy are in need of a backup to Ibrahimovic who has yet to hit the training subject after the Galaxy 2-1 season-opening victory over the Chicago Hearth. He’s been sidelined with an achilles damage however the workforce has released the severity of that damage nor have they estimated how lengthy he has until he returns.
As a special aspect observe, Each the LA Galaxy and Hammarby are wholly, or partly owned by AEG. The two golf equipment have shared board members over the years with Galaxy President Chris Klein sitting on the Hammarby board at one level. Though it’s unclear if that’s still the case.
Our intestine tells us to concentrate to this deal. However with rumors buzzing round Giancarlo Gonzalez, it’s troublesome to inform which one is the prime focus.
And the Galaxy can be utilizing their final Worldwide Slot for either of them. Although, that may nonetheless be worked around and shouldn’t be seen as an obstacle to any transfer.
MIDFIELDER JOE CORONA TO THE GALAXY: ✅
UPDATE (Three.6.19) — The LA Galaxy have announced the signing of midfielder Joe Corona using TAM. Corona might be added to the Galaxy roster and must be out there for choice this Saturday when the Galaxy journey to tackle FC Dallas at 12:30 p.m. (PT) on Univision and UniMas.
“Joe is an experienced and quality player who can immediately address an area of need for our club,” stated LA Galaxy Common Supervisor Dennis te Kloese. “I am familiar with Joe from his time in Liga MX and think he can be an impactful player on our roster. We are excited to welcome Joe to our team and look forward to his contributions.”
ORIGINAL RUMOR (3.6.19) — The LA Galaxy are in scorching pursuit of Tijuana midfielder, and typically USMNT participant, Joe Corona. Doug McIntyre, from Yahoo Sports, was first to report it with Kevin Baxter, and others confirming it after.
CoG had heard rumblings of the move since Tuesday morning (not that it issues now).
The Galaxy, flush with money, roster room, and lots of needs are on the hunt for many gamers to strengthen a roster that needs helps. Corona may be that answer.
He’s a 28-year-old midfielder that has 23 appearances with the senior U.S. group however is probably on the outdoors wanting in, now. And his time with Tijuana has seen him discover loans within LigaMx (Veracruz, Sinaloa, América).
In 2018, he made 31 appearances with América.
The deal is for Concentrating on Allocation Money (TAM) and would point out that Corona would make a salary between $530,00 and $1.5-million. Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to a DP to unencumber $1.5-million in TAM and the sale of Ola Kamara free’s up a specific amount as nicely together with his salary of $925,000 (additionally TAM).
Corona can be expected to fill a central midfield that’s riddled by accidents and is want of a playmaker. Might Corona be that playmaker? Or might his inclusion in the midfield free another person to be that playmaker? Or might Schelotto be aiming for a Three-Four-3 that doesn’t need a no. 10?
Lot’s of questions that want solutions. However Corona is incoming.
DEFENDER ADIL RAMI TO THE GALAXY: ⭐️
UPDATE (3.5.19) — Chatting with sources, COG believes there’s nothing to the rumor. Rami seems completely satisfied in Marseille. Although him being in touch with MLS is one thing that really seems to have occurred. For now, we put this one on the shelf.
ORIGINAL RUMOR (3.Four.19) — With cash to spend, the Galaxy are on the hunt for a minimum of two gamers. CoG figures that’s an attacking choice and a defending choice.
Does that mean that Adil Rami is coming to the Galaxy at the age of 33? Rami, who is romantically concerned with 51-year-old Pamela Anderson — sure, that Pamela Anderson — and is coming again off a muscle damage that noticed him miss the last month.
In complete, he’s missed 81 days with damage since the ’17/18 season.
But perhaps the Galaxy are on the lookout for a discount. And perhaps, with Romain Alessandrini on the group, the Marseille connection is robust enough to overcome this.
We’re digging into the details to see if this one has any legs, nevertheless it feels more like a “Michael Ciani” than “Jelle Van Damme,” in our opinion.
WINGER RICARDO CENTURIÓN TO GALAXY: ⭐️
Unique Rumor 2.13.19 — Stories out of Argentina are saying the Galaxy have been provided 26-year-old Ricardo Centurión. Centurión was lately moved down to train with the reserves after pushing his coach during a recreation.
So already, we’re off to enjoyable start.
This report is probably not true and the Galaxy in all probability don’t have the cap area to entertain this specific deal. He most just lately moved from Genoa to Racing for round $6-million.
The Galaxy do need some depth on ahead, however this doesn’t look like a sensible get. Not with the Galaxy still making an attempt out the right way to get down from Four DP’s.
Might a loan occur? Perhaps. However it all looks like a stretch.
BOCA JUNIORS HAVE OFFERED SEBASTIÁN VILLA: ⭐️
Unique rumor (2.13.19) — The Galaxy are as soon as again linked with a Boca Juniors participant. 22-year-old Sebastián Villa, who hasn’t seen much enjoying time with the Argentine giants, is rumored to have been provided to the Galaxy.
Because of the Galaxy’s salary cap state of affairs, this right-winger would in all probability have to return on loan.
When you add the undeniable fact that Guillermo Barros Schelotto apparently orchestrated his move to Boca, and you may have the ability to transfer this rumor into the “possible” category.
But for now, this seems unlikely and we wouldn’t be holding our collective breaths.
PATO TO THE LA GALAXY? QUACK! QUACK!: 🦆🦆
ORIGINAL RUMOR (Three.16.19) — Alexandre Pato — sure, THAT Pato — is now a free agent as his separation from Tianjin Quanjian of the Chinese Tremendous Leauge is now full.
The 29-year-old Brazilian striker has been linked to the Galaxy earlier than, however only because of his close to obsession with the membership’s social media accounts.
Subsequently, we will assume a couple of issues. He likes Los Angeles, AND he’d be prepared to hitch the club for TAM deal (that second one is pure conjecture).
The Galaxy are in search of a alternative for Ola Kamara, and with the doubtless free time Pato now has on his arms, he might be signed to a short-term contract with a bump after this season.
Pay attention, this is purely selfish rumor. You already know what the Pato rumor means to the show. So we’ve ranked it in Pato’s and never stars. If there’s anything, AND WE MEAN ANYTHING, to this, we’re going to leap proper on it.
Transfer over Panda, it’s the Pato and Pato show! Coming Soon to a CoG Podcast near you!
ROSTER INFO, INTL SLOTS, ALLOCATION ORDER
LA GALAXY CURRENT ROSTER
**Roster correct as of Three.6.19**
INTERNATIONAL ROSTER SLOTS
- ROMAIN ALESSANDRINI
- URIEL ANTUNA
- JONATHAN DOS SANTOS
- ROLF FELTSCHER
- ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
- DIEGO POLENTA
- JORGEN SKJELVIK
- DIEDIE TRAORE
*The Galaxy’s ninth INTL slot was acquired from the Columbus Crew on Three.1.19 and is sweet till 12.31.19
** The Galaxy’s tenth INTL slot was acquired from NYCFC on Four.Three.19 and is sweet until 12.31.19
MLS ALLOCATION ORDER
- TORONTO FC
- ORLANDO CITY SC
- COLORADO RAPIDS
- CHICAGO FIRE
- SJ EARTHQUAKES
- MINNESOTA UNITED FC
- HOUSTON DYNAMO
- NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
- MONTREAL IMPACT
- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
- *LA GALAXY*
- PHILADELPHIA UNION
- DC UNITED
- FC DALLAS
- LOS ANGELES FOOTBALL CLUB
- REAL SALT LAKE
- COLUMBUS CREW
- NEW YORK CITY FC
- SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
- SPORTING KC
- NEW YORK RED BULLS
- PORTLAND TIMBERS
- ATLANTA UNITED
- FC CINCINNATI
**Allocation Order correct as of 1.23.19**
MLS ALLOCATION PLAYER LIST
**Allocation Player record accurate as of 12.21.18**