By IVES GALARCEP
The LA Galaxy have stockpiled the goalkeeper position, and have made it clear former starter Josh Saunders won’t be a part of the competition.
Less than a week after signing Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer, the Galaxy have reached a contract agreement with Will Hesmer, sources told SBI on Wednesday.
The Galaxy have yet to make an announcement on a Hesmer contract, so nothing is official just yet.
The Galaxy acquired Hesmer, 31, via the MLS Re-Entry Draft, and Hesmer should push Cudicini for the starting role assuming he is healthy. Hesmer missed the 2011 season with a back injury. The Columbus Crew let him go after the emergence of Andy Gruenebaum, who enjoyed a standout 2012 playing in place of Hesmer.
With Cudicini under contract, and Hesmer expected to be signed, it is safe to say the Galaxy won’t be bringing back free agent and former starter Josh Saunders.
Here are some other stories relating to current and former MLS players:
ARGUEZ SIGNING WITH MINNESOTA
Former U.S. Under-20 and Under-23 national team pool player Bryan Arguez never did manage to break through with the Montreal Impact last year, and is heading back to the NASL to try and kick start his career.
Arguez is set to sign with the Minnesota Stars, sources confirmed to SBI on Wednesday.
Arguez, who turns 24 later this month, signed with the Impact a year ago but failed to see playing time with the expansion club.
FC DALLAS’ HERNANDEZ JOINS SAPRISSA ON LOAN
FC Dallas fullback and former U.S. Under-20 national team defender Moises Hernandez is heading to Costa Rican powerhouse Deportivo Saprissa on loan, the club announced on Tuesday.
Hernandez, 20, spent last year on loan with Guatemalan champions Comunicaciones and will look to continue developing in Central America while on loan from FC Dallas, which signed him as a Homegrown Player back in 2011.
What do you think of these developments? See Hesmer challenging Cudicini for the starting role? Surprised to see Arguez struggle to find a place in MLS? Like the idea of a young player like Hernandez gaining experience in Central America?
Share your thoughts below.