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Bruce Arena tells all on ExtraTime Radio, new report links Mike Magee to LA Galaxy

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

When Bruce speaks, people listen.

With that in mind, it was a pleasant surprise to hear from the LA Galaxy head coach and general manager during the latest episode of ExtraTime Radio. After all, LA could use some positive PR at the moment to assuage the frayed nerves of Galaxy fans still reeling over the transfers of Omar Gonzalez and Juninho this off-season.

Indeed, listening to the rationale for the moves from the man at the top with the Brooklyn accent made them a bit easier to swallow. 

More importantly however, was Bruce looking ahead to 2016.

"We'll likely re-sign Alan Gordon, we're going to sign two free agents in the league. We're going to sign a couple of players playing in Europe right now, and oddly enough, at the end of the day, I think our roster is going to be stronger than it was last year."

Who are the two free agents? Jeff Larentowicz has been strongly linked to the Galaxy, while former fan favorite Mike Magee is also rumored to come back to LA, according to Chicago Fire Confidential.

And yet, the biggest takeaway of the segment? Bruce's revelation that Gyasi Zardes will play up top alongside Robbie Keane next year.

"We want to utilize him as a striker this year, and I think this will allow him to blossom even further."

This is exciting news. Moving Zardes is the progressive change LA needed to make, allowing Gyasi to play his natural striker position while relieving Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos of a forward partnership that many pundits have doubted could effectively work in 2016.