Today is day one of the MLS offseason, so to prep ourselves for the roster moves to come, let's see who the Galaxy have under contract and what holes LA will have to fill.
This is the salary information published at the beginning of the year (all according to the Players Union) , updated with contract statuses according to the LA Times.
|Player Name||Base Salary ($)||Guaranteed Compensation ($)||Contract Status|
|Edson Buddle||255,000.00||255,000.00||One Year|
|A.J. DeLaGarza||90,000.00||112,500.00||One Year|
|Landon Donovan||2,400,000.00||2,400,000.00||One Year|
|Todd Dunivant||140,000.00||146,750.00||One Year|
|Sean Franklin||205,000.00||228,333.33||One Year|
|Omar Gonzalez||180,000.00||257,000.00||One Year|
|Robbie Keane||2,917,241.00||3,417,242.75||Two Years|
|Dvid Junior Lopes||47,250.00||47,250.00||?|
|Leonardo Ribeiro da Silva||90,000.00||131,250.00||?|
|Marcelo Sarvas||135,000.00||161,875.00||One Year|
So for sure, as of this moment, the Galaxy roster next season will look like this:
Buddle, DeLaGarza, Donovan, Dunivant, Franklin, Gonzalez, Keane, Sarvas
The players with options are Beckham and Wilhelmsson, but Beckham has declined his option and Wilhelmsson could be deemed too expensive to bring back.
The eight starting players under contract for next year aren't enough to make a starting lineup, but the rumor mill has the Galaxy going after Dan Kennedy for the keeper spot. One of Mike Magee and Juninho will be back, if not both, which just leaves the DP spot which rumor has will either be filled by Kaka or Frank Lampard.
How the reserves shake up will likely take longer to find out. Hector Jimenez, Michael Stephens, and Jose Villarreal got extended looks this year; the rookies should all be back. Everyone's forgotten about Leonardo, who made a solid chunk of change to rehab for two years.