For some time in LA, there has been real uncertainly at the goalkeeper position.
One of the first decisions Sigi Schmid made when overhauling the roster was to send all three keepers packing as Brian Rowe, Clement Diop and Jon Kempin departed the club, leaving the Galaxy essentially keeper-less. Then after the organization failed to acquire David Ousted from the Whitecaps, LA traded for the rights to San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham, but doubt still lingered in the minds of some supporters, with speculation the U.S. international could possibly be heading for Europe.
Luckily, he’s not going anywhere: This morning the Galaxy announced that Bingham has signed with the club, reuniting with assistant coach Dominic Kinnear.
The LA Galaxy have signed 28-year-old David Bingham, the club announced today. The Galaxy sign Bingham after acquiring his rights from San Jose Earthquakes on Dec. 18, 2017 in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). The 2016 MLS All-Star selection played seven seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes, recording 27 shutouts and 288 saves in 95 starts while earning a 1.24 goals-against average (GAA) throughout his career.
“David is a reliable option for us in goal and we’re excited to add him to the roster,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “He brings a wealth of MLS experience and we believe he is a player that will be part of our success in 2018.”