LA Galaxy 2012 Roster Finalized, Three Draft Picks Sign

Kenney Walker on the ball at the MLS Combine. Photo courtesy MLSSoccer.com

The LA Galaxy plan to release their thirty man roster either today or tomorrow, but Scott French at ESPNLA has the scoop for us on who secured the final three spots. The answer may surprise you.

GALAXY: Garcia sticks with L.A. - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

Yours truly isn't up in Toronto enjoying the freezing cold, so consider this unconfirmed until the Galaxy release the official roster list. I've added numbers to the players with contracts, which should make finding the players on the team a bit easier and are no indication of roster order.

Player Position Status Fee Date
1 Sean Franklin Defender LA Galaxy Re-Signed 12/23/2011
2 Adam Cristman Forward LA Galaxy Re-Signed 12/23/2011
3 Paolo Cardozo Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 2011 Draft
4 Bryan Jordan Midfielder LA Galaxy Re-Signed 12/23/2011
5 Chad Barrett Forward LA Galaxy Contract ?
6 Todd Dunivant Defender LA Galaxy Contract ?
7 Mike Magee Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract ?
8 Dan Keat Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 2011 Supp.
9 Josh Saunders Goalkeeper LA Galaxy Contract ?
10 Hector Jiminez Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 2011 Draft
11 Jack McBean Forward LA Galaxy Contract ?
12 David Beckham Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 01/19/2012
13 Marcelo Sarvas Midfielder LA Galaxy Free 12/6/2011
14 Pat Noonan Forward LA Galaxy Re-Entry 12/23/2011
15 Jose Villarreal Midfielder LA Galaxy Homegrown 12/22/2011
16 Andrew Boyens Defender LA Galaxy Re-Entry 01/10//2012
17 Brian Perk Goalkeeper LA Galaxy Contract 01/30/2012
18 A.J. DeLaGarza Defender LA Galaxy Contract 01/30/2012
19 Michael Stephens Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 01/30/2012
20 Tommy Meyer Defender LA Galaxy Contract 01/12/2012
21 Kenny Walker Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 01/12/2012
22 Bryan Gaul Forward LA Galaxy Contract 01/17/2012
23 Rafael Garcia Defender LA Galaxy Contract 01/17/2012
24 Edson Buddle Forward LA Galaxy Free 02/01/2012
25 Leonardo Defender LA Galaxy Free 02/07/2012
26 Kyle Nakazawa Defender LA Galaxy Trade (Int. spot) 02/01/2012
27 Bill Gaudette Goalkeeper LA Galaxy Free 02/29/2012
28 Omar Gonzalez Defender LA Galaxy (inj) Contract 01/05/2012
29 Juninho Midfielder LA Galaxy Loan 09/07/2012
30 Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy Contract 01/01/2012
31 Landon Donovan Midfielder LA Galaxy Contract 01/01/2012
Justin Davies Defender LA Galaxy Draft Pick 01/17/2012
T.J. Murray Defender LA Galaxy Trailist 01/20/2012
Yuri Gorentzvaig Forward - Released 01/17/2011
Jovan Kirovski Midfielder LA Galaxy Ass. Coach 01/23/2011
Frankie Hejduk Defender not returning Contract Expired 1/30/2012
Dasan Robinson Defender not returning Retired 1/27/2012
Chris Birchall Midfielder not returning Contract Expired 02/06/2012
Donovan Ricketts Goalkeeper Montreal Impact Traded 11/18/2011
Miguel Lopez Midfielder Quilmes Loan Expired 1/10/2012
Ryan Thomas Defender - Released 2/13/2012
Dustin McCarty Midfielder - Released 2/13/2012
Stephen Posa Midfielder - Released 2/13/2012
Nick Noble Goalkeeper - Waived 02/29/2012
Sean Alvarado Defender LA Galaxy released ?

So there you have it, your 2012 LA Galaxy. Omar Gonzalez will come out on the Injury list, which is how the Galaxy are able to carry 31. Bill Gaudette and T.J. Murray came in as trialists, Gaudette made the team pushing out Nick Noble. The Galaxy signed their first four draft picks, only Justin Davies got left behind. Tommy Meyer is the only pick I expect to make the senior roster. Tommy Meyer signed his contract with MLS before the SuperDraft even happened.

Edit: Updated to move roster players to the top, and to allow those who have fallen of the roster to sink to the bottom.

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