LA Galaxy select Colin Clark and William Hesmer in MLS Re-Entry Draft

Bob Levey

A troubled winger and a backup goalkeeper may join the Galaxy ranks after round two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

The LA Galaxy have selected Colin Clark (midfielder - Houston Dynamo) and William Hesmer (goalkeeper - Columbus Crew) in the MLS Re-Entry Stage 2 draft. The team now has first rights to negotiate with the two players and they will be sent bonafide offers within the week. Two former Galaxy players were selected in the draft, Chad Barrett by the New England Revolution and Bryan Jordan by the San Jose Earthquakes.

Colin Clark started just six games for the Houston Dynamo this year, having dealt with injuries for much of his career including two ACL tears. He also served a three match suspension for using an anti-gay slur at a ball boy. He did not appear in the playoffs for Houston. One goal and no assists in 655 minutes, but he's listed as a technical attacking midfielder who plays on the wing. A less expensive replacement for Christian Wilhelmsson.

William Hesmer was a Goalkeeper of the Year finalist in 2008, but did not make an appearance for the Crew last season. Should he sign with the Galaxy who have already signed Brian Perk at a reduced salary, it's possible Bruce Arena could have the two of them compete for the starting goalkeeper spot and not pursue the resigning of Josh Saunders.

Andrew Boyens and Pat Noonan were not selected in the draft. Kyle Nakazawa withdrew from the draft at the same time Brian Perk did, after going on the season ending injury list with back spasms.

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