Update: In the official release on the signing, the Galaxy have confirmed it is a transfer and not another loan deal, and that it is a multi-year contract. The 24 year old is now permanently transferred to the Galaxy.
In an interview with beIN Sport Bruce Arena confirmed that not only will the LA Galaxy have Mike Magee and Marcelo Sarvas in the midfield next year, but that Juninho has been re-signed. It's not clear if it's on another loan deal, or if this is Juninho finally signing a contract with the LA Galaxy. It was also mentioned in this interview that the Galaxy are looking for a DP to slip into the midfield.
Arena said candidly that Kaka is not on the Galaxy's radar, but declined to comment on Frank Lampard. So it's Frank Lampard. On the topic of Landon Donovan Arena said things won't be finalized until the report date. Jurgen Klinsmann has said Donovan won't be involved with the first World Cup Qualifier in February as he isn't in the January camp. Sounds like there are two coaches waiting to hear what Donovan wants to do next.
Still, I fully expect Donovan to suit up with the Galaxy at least for one more year. Waiting for things to be finalized is way different than having no clue. The interviewer said Arena sounded optimistic, even if Arena deflected with "you never know".
Juninho makes seventeen known to be on the senior roster. The roster chart as of now:
|Player Name||Base Salary '12 ($)||Guaranteed '12 ($)||Contract Status||2013 Cap Hit (min.)|
|1. Robbie Keane||2,917,241.00||3,417,242.75||Two Years||$367,000|
|2. Landon Donovan||2,400,000.00||2,400,000.00||One Year||$367,000|
|3. Omar Gonzalez||180,000.00||257,000.00||One Year||$269,850|
|4. Sean Franklin||205,000.00||228,333.33||One Year||$239,750|
|5. Marcelo Sarvas||135,000.00||161,875.00||One Year||$169,968.75|
|6. Todd Dunivant||140,000.00||146,750.00||One Year||$154,087.50|
|7. Leonardo||90,000.00||131,250.00||? year(s)||$137,812.50|
|8. Mike Magee||124,135.00||126,635.00||Signed||?|
|9. A.J. DeLaGarza||90,000.00||112,500.00||One Year||$118,125|
|10. Brian Perk||76,000.00||110,100.00||Signed||less than 2012|
|11. Michael Stephens||72,050.00||93,300.00||? year(s)||$97,965|
|12. Jack McBean||70,000.00||91,000.00||Homegrown||none|
|13. Dan Keat||46,200.00||68,700.00||? year(s)||$72,135|
|14. Colin Clark||$105,427||$110,427||Signed||?|
|15. Carlo Cudicini||?||?||Signed||?|
|16. Gyasi Zardes||?||?||Homegrown||none|
|21. Tommy Meyer||44,000.00||57,750.00||Rookie|
|22. David Junior Lopes||47,250.00||47,250.00||?|
|23. Hector Jimenez||44,000.00||44,000.00||?|
|24. Jose Villareal||33,750.00||35,625.00||Homegrown|
|25. Rafael Garcia||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie|
|26. Brian Gaul||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie|
|27. Kenny Walker||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie|
|28. Brian Rowe||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie|
|29. Oscar Sorto||?||?||Homegrown|
|Total 2013 cap hit thus far:||?|