The LA Galaxy got their pre-season underway in earnest today, after players began reporting on Friday. This meant donning practice uniforms for the first time, and as such we learned the numbers the new signings will wear during their time with LA.
New #LAGalaxy signing Samuel is donning the number 9 at training today. Meanwhile Friend is wearing 16, Husidic is in 6 and Venter is in 31.— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) January 27, 2014
Samuel gets the burden of the infamous no. 9, last worn by Christian Wilhelmsson. Rob Friend takes over the no. 16 from Hector Jimenez who's now with the Columbus Crew. Baggio Husidic takes over no. 6 which was worn by Pablo Mastroeni during his brief time with the LA Galaxy. Draft pick Kyle Venter takes 31.
It'll be interesting to see if Jaime Penedo takes over the tradition no. 1 keeper's kit now that Cudicini is gone. Available for Foreign Wide Midfielder are Clark's 11, and Courtois' 15. Sean Franklin's 5 is also open for the first time in a handful of years.