Major League Soccer

Galaxy grabs Angel in busy MLS Re-Entry Draft

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If you thought Wednesday's MLS Re-Entry Draft would be boring, you thought wrong.

MLS teams were extremely busy in the second phase of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, with eight players being taken. Juan Pablo Angel was the biggest name among the selections, being taken by Bruce Arena and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Arena was New York's head coach when Angel first signed with the Red Bulls.

The Galaxy moved up in the Re-Entry Draft order by trading with the Houston Dynamo to move up to the fifth pick. When Philadelphia passed on taking Angel, it cleared the way for Arena to take the forward he helped bring to MLS from England.

D.C. United made Josh Wolff the first player taken in the Re-Entry Draft and has reportedly already signed Wolff to a new contract.

Here are Wednesday's Re-Entry Draft Picks:

2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft (Part Two)

D.C. United- Josh Wolff

Chivas USA- Jimmy Conrad

New England Revolution- Ryan Cochrane

Los Angeles Galaxy- Juan Pablo Angel

Chicago Fire- Cory Gibbs

Sporting KC- Frankie Hejduk

Seattle Sounders- Chris Seitz

Columbus Crew- Jeff Cunningham

Los Angeles Galaxy- Luke Sassano

Colorado Rapids- Tyrone Marshall

New England Revolution- Fred

Teams must negotiate new contracts with the players chosen in Wednesday's Re-Entry Draft, meaning they don't become a part of their teams until a new deal is reached. D.C. United has reportedly already come to terms with Wolff.

What do you think of these selections?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Zero Cool

    The bitching about the Galaxy and “rule changes” gets sad after a while…that “while” happened back in 2008


  • Emerald_City_Jason

    Even if Seitz isn’t the long-term answer, he’s an improvement as a back-up/CCL/Open Cup goalie.


  • scott47a

    True. But I disagree about Juan Pablo. I think he will take something less. Or perhaps the team can pay him more but buy down his salary cap hit using allocation funds.



    Yes… and with Donovan, Beckham and possibly Ronaldinho, they should be pretty effective at providing service.


  • ELAC

    BTW, LA Galaxy just traded Tristen Bowen to Chivas USA. So yeah, 30-somethings is all we want.


  • nine-toes

    Trade Announced: Galaxy have acquired allocation money from Chivas USA in exchange for forward Tristan Bowen. Bowen, 19, became the club’s first-ever player to graduate from the LA Galaxy Youth Academy to the first team when he signed a professional contract on November 12, 2008. :(


  • SoB Chris

    I think this actually confirms the opposite. Think about it: here we had a list of 30-odd players, most of whom are in the twilight years of their career and expensive — all of whose current clubs declined their contract options for one reason or another (except Fred, who was out of contract, and probably won’t be playing in MLS next year). All things considered, and no offense to JPA or GBS, but this is just not a list of future MLS stars, and the Union front office decided that this was not the best use of their cash. Since the end of the season, they’ve now lost Salinas, Moreno, Seitz and Fred. Rest assured, these players will be replaced. But there’s a whole world of soccer talent out there — not just these 32 guys.


  • Phil

    by who? who is on the radar?

    I am not the kind of person who thinks the Union needs much, but they do need shoring up in the back. However, the only notable signing thus far has been a 36-year old columbian who will no doubt be useful to Knighten’s development but is “are in the twilight years of their career”

    DeMerit and Heydude are passed up. So, who is jumping outta your cake?


  • Edwin

    What are you smoking? Look at what happened in the playoffs vs RSL last year when Warzicka decided to not play him, look how much he was missed in CCL games away, if they had GBS they don’t lose in Mexico and Toronto might be in the quarters Cruz Azul out!

    I guess he didn’t play in the entire 2008 season and in the MLS Cup and the playoffs?

    You must be on crack. Jeremy I’m not even going to acknowledge you saying GBS only has talent in Diving, but you must be the kind who think Bob Bradley and his son deserve to be there with no questioning, as far as Michael I’m talking about the fact he NEVER misses a MINUTE even when he wasn’t playing at his club for discipline issues, can’t believe some of you come up with this stuff


  • Edwin

    What happened to Dario Delgado, Michael UmaƱa, Ante Jazic? Yamith Cuesta? They could of picked up a much better CB in the draft, they do have what the 4th pick? I doubt Vancouver, Portland and DC all pick up CBs in the draft?

    I guess they have 5 good solid defenders now?
    Not sure why they have so many FWs?
    Braun & Bowen would my starters, they also have Gordon, Moreno, Chijindu and Padilla?
    That’s basically 4 guys who well should at least battle for starting jobs plus Giancarlo Maldonado? They need a creative mid and a consistent midfield who gels with the defense


  • Phil

    Juan Pablo was a professional and gentleman in all public venues in his time with the RedBulls – when he first came, he scored some true WORLD CLASS goals that run of the mill players just don’t make. You could tell his back impacted his play as his stay in NY continued, and by the end it was difficult to watch his attempts. NYRB will miss him, but sports are, and always have been, about youth and strength – onto 2011!


  • Rob

    Per bruce arena theology ESPN, JPA will be the third DP. No Ronaldinho for LA anymore. They must have given up.


  • rob

    Not happening, Bruce Arena told ESPN that JPA wold be a DP. Looks like Ronaldinho can’t move to LA now.


  • Brent McD

    joke. houston gets bent over by AEG to Galaxy’s benefit yet again. at least there wasn’t a power outage


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