LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena has confirmed that the club plan to bring in a few more players before the end of the transfer window. The club has already brought in defender Kyle Venter from the University of New Mexico. Hector Jimenez has been traded to the Columbus Crew and this in turn has freed up the roster spot. Bruce also has money to spend after the trade and he is hoping to strengthen the team in the remaining few days of the transfer window. Unlike other clubs, Arena has stated that this will be a busy off-season for LA Galaxy.
At the start of the month, the club had brought in Samuel and Rob Friend, while a deal was also stuck with Baggio Husidic back in November. Arena has acknowledged that the club be used a lot of young strikers, which may have affected the opportunity to do well. Even though the presence of experienced frontmen like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan dominates the headlines, arena used youngsters when the duo were injured. He now says that the arrival of new players will compensate in this area.
The club start the new season with a match against Real Salt Lake in the first week of March.
“[The trade] gives us a little bit more flexibility in our roster and our salary cap. And we’re looking to bring in another player, and we had to make a move. In the past year, we played a lot of young [forwards] perhaps too many minutes. They weren’t ready for it. So now we have some experience on the field, and I think Rob’s going to be able to make us a much better team and help complement Robbie Keane,” said Arena, whose team finished third in the 2013 regular season and were knocked out by Real Salt Lake in the play-offs.