COG Studios, Calif. — Welcome to the 2019 Rumor Tracker. That is the place we’re going to collect to maintain you up to date on the latest rumors surrounding the LA Galaxy.
Here’s your massive warning: All the rumors, which are contained under, are a mix of speculation, analysis, plausibility, and fantasy. How a lot of each of these gadgets each rumor consists of is as much as you to determine.
We’ll present an entire arbitrary information to each rumor, and try to provide context where we’re capable of. Typically we’re capable of corroborate rumors, and typically they only get reported as a result of somebody was bored at work.
Take pleasure in! And for those who find a rumor that isn’t on our tracker, make certain to tag us on Instagram or Twitter and use the time period, “PUT IT ON THE TRACKER, GOOSE!”
THE TRACKER WAS LAST UPDATED ON: 5.2.19 at 9:25 a.m.
- (5.2.19) Added Ignacio Fernandez and Favio Alvarez rumors
RUMOR RANKING GUIDE
- ⭐️ = COLD
- ⭐️⭐️ = NOT AS COLD
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️ = WARM
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = HOT
- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = REALLY HOT
RUMOR CONFIRMED OR DEAD
- ✅ = RUMOR CONFIRMED
- 💀 = RUMOR DEAD
- 0.1 MIDFIELDER FAVIO ALVAREZ TO LA GALAXY: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- 0.2 MIDFIELDER IGNACIO FERNANDEZ TO JOIN LA GALAXY: ⭐️
- 0.3 DEFENDER GIANCARLO GONZALEZ TO THE LA GALAXY: ✅
- 0.4 GALAXY IN TALKS FOR SERBIAN STRIKER NIKOLA DJURDJIC: ⭐️⭐️
- 0.5 MIDFIELDER JOE CORONA TO THE GALAXY: ✅
- 0.6 DEFENDER ADIL RAMI TO THE GALAXY: ⭐️
- 0.7 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 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 presently performs for CA Tucumán in the Argentinean Primar Division. In the present season he’s played in 14 games, and scored twice.
The rumor, that hit twitter this morning, says that Argentian can be touring to the United States in the coming days to hitch the club on a one-year loan cope with the risk of a purchase order.
He’s primarily an attacking middle midfielder but can play on both wing as properly. And with the choice to both maintain Sebastian Lletget centrally or move him out to the wing, the options for including Alvarez appear to indicate that he might play anyplace all through the attacking aspect of the midfield.
Common manager Dennis te Kloese spoke of needing a participant who could be a versatile position participant. Alvarez, seems to verify that field.
The loan deal also matches in with the common consensus on how the Galaxy might economically add any extra players. Although, there’s speculation that the membership does nonetheless seem to have some allocation cash leftover from the sale of Ola Kamar to the Chinese language Tremendous League.
The primary transfer window will close on Might 7. So all of these selections should be made in the subsequent 5 days.
MIDFIELDER IGNACIO FERNANDEZ TO JOIN LA GALAXY: ⭐️
ORIGINAL RUMOR (5.2.2019) — The replacements for Romain Alessandrini seem to be coming quick and furious. the newest includes midfielder Ignacio Fernadez who at present plays in Argentina for River Platte.
Fernandez is 29-years-old and plays centrally in the midfield but also can play out vast when asked to. Very similar to the Favio Alvarez rumor above, this may permit flexibility for Galaxy in where they play him.
However at present, all stories indicate that the Galaxy would wish to pay some type of launch clause. And that release clause might get very expensive — $8-9 million.
That doesn’t appear to suit into any model the Galaxy might afford and would possible make the Argentian a Designated Player. The Galaxy haven’t any room for a DP. Making this deal unlikely. Until the particulars are utterly fallacious, which once 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 indicate that the Galaxy have both switched their focus and misplaced curiosity, or it might mean that there are still some bumps in the street to landing Gonzalez.
Gonzalez, who finished up his international obligation with Costa Rica this week, is seemingly on his means back to Bologna, in Italy. That would imply nothing or it might mean something. And we’re unsure which solution to bend on this one.
It’s widespread for international players to have hiccups coming into the league because it requires an ITC and a P-1 visa. Nevertheless, it’s additionally attainable that the Galaxy, who want to maneuver up in the allocation order to get Gonzalez, haven’t gotten that deal carried out and/or might not have the ability to get that deal accomplished.
It’s a tall ask to maneuver up 11 areas and Toronto is aware of they’re in the driver’s seat.
This might all imply nothing, as properly. It’d just be that Gonzalez goes back to Italy to pack his things and get his life in order before shifting midway across the world.
Either means, 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 close to touchdown Giancarlo Gonzalez. The truth is, plainly all that hinges on the Galaxy including the Costa Rican middle back is what we’ve been telling you from the beginning. It can require the Galaxy to move up in the allocation order.
The transfer would briefly imply the Galaxy would use their last International slot. Although, that doesn’t imply it will stay that means.
Gonzalez would is predicted to take over the starting spot for Dan Steres.
Twitter account LAG Rumors was first to report this replace.
UPDATE (3.15.19) — This transfer continues to construct steam as the Galaxy are linked more closely with the Gonzalez. Now we have now Bologna’s coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, signaling that the Galaxy are certainly and that they’re waiting for an official supply from the LA-based membership.
This report of the press conference comes from everadoherrera.com with the most essential 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 are ready for an official supply. We await a sign from them. The boy would accept to go, however he stated he needed to offer 100% till he was right here. The market in the United States is open till Might, “Mihajlovic advised a information convention.
translate on everardoherrer.com
We informed you three days ago there’s critical curiosity from the Galaxy, and this report seem to reinfoce that place.
UPDATE (Three.12.19) The LA Galaxy are indeed in pursuit of Giancarlo Gonzalez. The Costa Rican proper middle back is at present enjoying with Bologna in Serie A.
In reference to the defender, CoG has discovered there’s an curiosity from the Galaxy and it’s an avenue they want to discover.
This might be one other participant that Dennis te Kloese has had his eye on and is likely the second participant we’ve been expecting the Galaxy to focus on.
Gonzalez must be acquired by way of the allocation process and would take the last 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 process — would wish to move up larger. In all probability into the no. 1 or no. 2 spots. That may value money and the group they’re trading with will have to be okay with falling to no. 11.
However the urgent situation of the place the Galaxy ought to be targeted is another argument.
With accidents of unknown period to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romain Alessandrini, the Galaxy are particularly heavy on midfielders and defenders, and slightly mild on game-changing attacking talent. Shouldn’t a backup no. 9 striker be a precedence over another defender?
Add to it that Dan Steres has been the most constant defender in the first 180-minutes, and had a reasonably strong preseason as nicely. Is that basically the weakest hyperlink on the backline?
The last thing the Galaxy need to do is have a repeat of the Robbie Rogers state of affairs — that is, depending on a participant to be wholesome, not having an inexpensive backup in place, and then appearing stunned when the player they have been depending on isn’t wholesome.
It’s crunch time for te Kloese and Guillermo Barros Schelotto. They appear to be reaching their second huge crossroad after handling the Giovani dos Santos state of affairs satisfactorily. But a mistake now, might see them making an attempt to make an incomplete roster aggressive.
ORIGINAL RUMOR (2.14.19) Former Columbus Crew defender, Giancarlo Gonzalez appears to suit the Galaxy completely. And whereas the unique rumor dates again to the middle of February, the membership is now in a a lot better financial determination 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 additionally a Costa Rican International who hung out in Columbus earlier than having himself a event in the 2014 World Cup.
The Galaxy would wish to provide you with two things with a view to land Gonzalez. They’d want to make use of one of their 2 open International Slots, AND they’d want 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 ranking.
Whereas he’s clearly on the again aspect of his profession, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy aren’t keen to take a look. Especially if the worth is true.
GALAXY IN TALKS FOR SERBIAN STRIKER NIKOLA DJURDJIC: ⭐️⭐️
UPDATE (Three.14.19; 5:15 p.m.) — That was short-lived. Nevertheless it’s all the time higher when information can shortly be stamped out.
Kevin Baxter of the LA Occasions is reporting that the Galaxy appear to have little interest in the Serbian striker. And that while the agent has provided him as much as Galaxy, the club isn’t biting.
It’s not completely loopy that one thing might still come out of this, however for now, we’ll step it back by a star.
ORIGINAL RUMOR (Three.14.19) — The LA Galaxy may be able to get that backup striker they lost when Ola Kamara transferred to China final month.
In accordance with 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 profession video games and is signed on a contract by means of December 31, 2021 with the Swedish club. He also had one look with the Serbian National 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 also added 11 assists during that stretch with over Three,600 minutes played.
The article reviews that the Galaxy are concerned about receiving Djurdjic on mortgage and that talks between the two golf equipment are going properly. If the clubs can come to an agreement, Djurdjic would fly to the United States to take his physical and then be a part of the workforce subsequent week.
The Galaxy are in want 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 but the group has launched the severity of that damage nor have they estimated how lengthy he has till he returns.
As a particular aspect notice, Both 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. But with rumors buzzing round Giancarlo Gonzalez, it’s troublesome to inform which one is the prime focus.
And the Galaxy can be using their final International Slot for both of them. Although, that can still be worked round and shouldn’t be seen as an impediment to any transfer.
MIDFIELDER JOE CORONA TO THE GALAXY: ✅
UPDATE (Three.6.19) — The LA Galaxy have introduced the signing of midfielder Joe Corona utilizing TAM. Corona might be added to the Galaxy roster and must be obtainable for choice this Saturday when the Galaxy journey to take on 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 Basic Manager 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 players 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. workforce however might be on the outdoors wanting in, now. And his time with Tijuana has seen him find loans within LigaMx (Veracruz, Sinaloa, América).
In 2018, he made 31 appearances with América.
The deal is for Concentrating on Allocation Cash (TAM) and would indicate that Corona would make a salary between $530,00 and $1.5-million. Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved to a DP to unlock $1.5-million in TAM and the sale of Ola Kamara free’s up a specific amount as properly together with his wage of $925,000 (also TAM).
Corona can be anticipated to fill a central midfield that is riddled by injuries and is need 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-4-Three that doesn’t need a no. 10?
Lot’s of questions that need 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 happy in Marseille. Though him being in touch with MLS is something that really appears to have happened. 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 at the least two gamers. CoG figures that’s an attacking choice and a defending choice.
Does that imply that Adil Rami is coming to the Galaxy at the age of 33? Rami, who’s romantically involved with 51-year-old Pamela Anderson — yes, that Pamela Anderson — and is coming back off a muscle damage that saw 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 staff, the Marseille connection is robust enough to overcome this.
We’re digging into the particulars to see if this one has any legs, however it feels more like a “Michael Ciani” than “Jelle Van Damme,” in our opinion.
WINGER RICARDO CENTURIÓN TO GALAXY: ⭐️
Unique Rumor 2.13.19 — Reviews out of Argentina are saying the Galaxy have been provided 26-year-old Ricardo Centurión. Centurión was lately moved down to coach with the reserves after pushing his coach during a recreation.
So already, we’re off to fun 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 around $6-million.
The Galaxy do want some depth on forward, however this doesn’t look like a sensible get. Not with the Galaxy still making an attempt out how you can get down from Four DP’s.
Might a mortgage occur? Perhaps. However it all looks like a stretch.
BOCA JUNIORS HAVE OFFERED SEBASTIÁN VILLA: ⭐️
Unique rumor (2.13.19) — The Galaxy are once once more linked with a Boca Juniors player. 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.
As a result of of the Galaxy’s salary cap state of affairs, this right-winger would in all probability have to return on mortgage.
In case you add the incontrovertible fact that Guillermo Barros Schelotto apparently orchestrated his transfer to Boca, and also you may be capable of transfer this rumor into the “possible” class.
However for now, this appears unlikely and we wouldn’t be holding our collective breaths.
PATO TO THE LA GALAXY? QUACK! QUACK!: 🦆🦆
ORIGINAL RUMOR (Three.16.19) — Alexandre Pato — yes, THAT Pato — is now a free agent as his separation from Tianjin Quanjian of the Chinese language Super Leauge is now complete.
The 29-year-old Brazilian striker has been linked to the Galaxy before, but solely as a result of of his near 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 could possibly be signed to a short-term contract with a bump after this season.
Pay attention, that is purely selfish rumor. You realize what the Pato rumor means to the show. So we’ve ranked it in Pato’s and never stars. If there’s something, AND WE MEAN ANYTHING, to this, we’re going to leap right on it.
Move over Panda, it’s the Pato and Pato show! Coming Quickly to a CoG Podcast close to you!
ROSTER INFO, INTL SLOTS, ALLOCATION ORDER
LA GALAXY CURRENT ROSTER
**Roster accurate 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 3.1.19 and is sweet till 12.31.19
** The Galaxy’s tenth INTL slot was acquired from NYCFC on 4.3.19 and is sweet till 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 listing accurate as of 12.21.18**