Is Gyasi Zardes the next Galaxy player to leave Los Angeles? According to anonymous sources confirmed by the likes of Kevin Baxter, the 26-year old striker is currently being shopped around the league, with D.C. United, Columbus, Vancouver and Minnesota among the teams interested in the U.S. international.
Hearing that Gyasi Zardes could be on the move this offseason. Per source, potential landing spots for #USMNT attacker are DC, Columbus and Vancouver.— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) December 1, 2017
MLS source confirms reports #LAGalaxy is open to moving F Gyasi Zardes and said the idea has drawn interest from "many teams"— Kevin Baxter (@kbaxter11) December 1, 2017
It’s no secret Zardes struggled mightily in 2017 as the Hawthorne native was slow to recover from a knee injury, only posting two goals and two assists in a miserable campaign that was easily his worst year statistically. Things only grew worse for Gyasi when Sigi Schmid deployed Zardes at right back during the season’s dying embers, perhaps sending an early signal that Gyasi was not in his long-term plans.
What do you think about the possibility of moving Zardes? The Galaxy desperately need a productive striker and all three of LA’s DP spots are tied up. LA’s best hope is to sign someone who’s contract can be padded down with TAM. This may require trading an asset or two, paving the way for Gyasi’s departure.