The LA Galaxy announced this morning that they have acquired Generation adidas forward Chandler Hoffman from the Philadelphia Union for a conditional pick in the 2014 MLS Superdraft. Drafted in the 2012 MLS Superdraft, Hoffman appeared in seven games during his rookie season with the Union. He's scheduled to join the team tonight.
The six foot forward from Birmingham, Alabama spent his college days at UCLA averaging better than a goal every two games with the Bruins. In his senior year he led the Pac 12 and finished fourth in the nation with 18 goals and also tallied six assists as UCLA made the NCAA College Cup semifinals.
Now the Galaxy have four talented young forwards, stocking up like forwards are going out of style. The Galaxy are also stocking up on UCLA players, now with four former Bruins on the roster. Speaking of the roster, here's how it looks on the eve of the new MLS season.
With the Galaxy depth chart that I've been keeping this offseason, there were 27 players on the roster including the three SuperDraft picks. There were three players I considered a maybe for the roster: Reimer, Arriola, and the Brazilian trialist. Two of the three of those have been cut.
Chandler Hoffman makes 28. Teams no longer get allocation money for leaving the final two roster spots open. It's quite possible we'll still see Arriola brought onto the roster, and that oft rumored third DP brought in.
|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. Colin Clark||$105,427||$110,427||Signed||?|
|14. Carlo Cudicini||?||?||Signed||?|
|15. Gyasi Zardes||?||?||Homegrown||none|
|17. Tommy Meyer||44,000.00||57,750.00||Rookie||?|
|18. Hector Jimenez||44,000.00||44,000.00||?||?|
|19. Jose Villareal||33,750.00||35,625.00||Homegrown||?|
|20. Rafael Garcia||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie||?|
|21. Brian Gaul||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie||?|
|22. Kenny Walker||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie||?|
|23. Brian Rowe||33,750.00||33,750.00||Rookie||?|
|24. Oscar Sorto||?||?||Homegrown||?|
|25. Charlie Rugg||?||?||SuperDraft||?|
|26. Kofi Opare||?||?||SuperDraft||?|
|27. Greg Cochrane||?||?||SuperDraft||?|
|28. Chandler Hoffman||$65,000||$91,000||SuperDraft||?|
|Total 2013 cap hit thus far:||?|