Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Great Galaxy Purge

So how weak was the 2008 Los Angeles Galaxy roster? Bruce Arena certainly doesn't seem to think much of it. So far this offseason he has already waived six players that saw significant minutes last season:

GM Minutes
Ely Allen 12 848
Alvaro Pires 19 1253
Brandon McDonald 16 1036
Mike Randolph 20 1468
Troy Roberts 17 1316
Steve Cronin 22 1935

If you factor in the trade of Ante Jazic, retirements of Greg Vanney and Joey Franchino, and likely transfer of David Beckham, the Galaxy will likely start the year with only five players who appeared in at least half of their games last season. Truly amazing for a non-expansion team.

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