Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw vs. the San Jose Earthquakes was the latest occasion in which the Galaxy back four was all too easily breached, and it appears the club isn’t waiting around for a defense that has given up 26 goals in 16 matches to figure it out.
The organization recently signed fullback Sheanon Williams, but could more reinforcements be on the way? According to Doug McIntyre at Yahoo Sports, Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron has rejected a 2-year $2 million offer to join the LA Galaxy.
Cameron, who turns 33 next week, played for Galaxy assistant coach Dominic Kinnear for five seasons with the Dynamo. He made 168 Premier League appearances for Stoke, which was relegated to England’s second tier in May. Cameron has 55 caps for the U.S. and started in three of four matches for his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It’s a risky proposition for Sigi Schmid and company, who would likely have to cough up a transfer fee for the versatile defender. LA have already invested a million dollars on Norwegian center back Jorgen Skjelvik. Adding another expensive piece to what is already the highest-paid back line in the league could prove disastrous.
That being said, Cameron’s presence would instantly improve a back four that can’t stop giving up soft goals.
We’ll keep you updated.