When the Galaxy declined twelve contracts in late November, fans and pundits wondered if LA planned to bring some players back or start from scratch.
It’s looking like Sigi Schmid and company are opting for the latter. Longtime Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe has been jettisoned to the Whitecaps, with LA picking up a 2018 SuperDraft second-round pick for his rights.
The Galaxy declined Rowe’s contract option on Nov. 27. Selected in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of UCLA, Rowe went on to make 59 appearances and 56 starts with the Galaxy while making 185 saves and earning a 1.25 GAA with a 21-16-21 record.
The 2018 MLS SuperDraft will take place in Philadelphia on Friday, Jan. 19. In addition to the newly-acquired fourth round selection from Vancouver, the LA Galaxy currently hold the second overall pick. The Galaxy also acquired the 90th overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for the rights to goalkeeper Jon Kempin yesterday.
Currently the Galaxy do not have a single goalkeeper on the first team roster.