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Galaxy send Bowen to Chivas USA, acquire Hejduk rights from Sporting KC



Today has been an active day for MLS teams in Los Angeles.

After selecting Juan Pablo Angel with their fourth selection in the MLS re-entry draft,the Los Angeles Galaxy have sent forward Tristan Bowen to archrival Chivas USA for allocation money. As part of the agreement, the two clubs would split the transfer fees evenly. Only minutes later, the Galaxy traded the rights to Luke Sassano, their second re-entry draft selection for the rights to Frankie Hejduk from Sporting KC.

Tristan Bowen was the first player from the Los Angeles Galaxy academy to be signed to a professional contract in 2008. Bowen made 17 apperances and 10 starts, scoring two goals for the Galaxy in 2010. Hedjuk was an integral part of a Columbus Crew team that finished second in the Eastern Conference last season. The Galaxy will now have seven days to reach an agreement with Hedjuk.

Think that these moves will take the Galaxy to the MLS Cup? How do you think Bowen will do with Chivas USA?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Scott A

    Exactly. There’s a good chance this a now move in opposition to a later nonmove. That’s why I said “I love JPA” but I’d personally rather see where Bowen is in a few years because it would be more long-lasting. Not sure why you had such a problem with that idea.


  • catfish

    Crew has apparently tendered offers to two south american players. A MF and Defender. Hejduk replacement? Coaches just returned from trip to Argentina. Who could they be Mr. Bliss? Do tell. Schletto’s little cousin?


  • Dudeinho

    so we get rid of a up an coming kid with lots of upside. Yet we dont get rid of the Useless Maggee. Its like Im living through the 06 qualifiers with Bruce. He has way to many vets on this team we need some young blood. VBruces has way too much favoritism for my tastes.


  • Paul C

    I’ll be one of, potentially many, Gal’s supporters who say I’m not thrilled about Ronaldinho too much. Will it be great to watch him play? Sure. Will he be ten times lazier than he already is at Milan? Absolutely.


  • Paul C

    I’d disagree. During the WC Bowen showed well at holding the ball up, good patience, decent delivery, and decent decision making.

    Is he a huge loss this season? No.

    Is he a huge loss in Two years? Yes.

    Plus, who would you rather a future Senior Nat be developing with? Landon, Becks, Buddle, Arena et al, or Alan Gordon and a missing FO?


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