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Report: FC Dallas dealing Dan Kennedy to LA Galaxy

Photo by Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports
Photo by Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports

The LA Galaxy are apparently on the verge of adding a veteran MLS goalkeeper.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the five-time MLS Cup champions are expected to announce a trade for current FC Dallas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy on Monday.

Kennedy, 33, started 16 games in goal for FC Dallas, recording five shutouts. Prior to joining the Texas side, though, he spent seven seasons with former MLS club Chivas USA, making 144 appearances and recording 30 shutouts.

After making their initial roster moves, declining options on goalkeepers Donovan Ricketts, Brian Perk and Andrew Wolverton, the Galaxy only have one active goalkeeper, Brian Rowe, on roster.

What do you think of Kennedy joining the Galaxy? What other offseason moves will the Galaxy make?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I think Brian Rowe is ready for a shot at the reins… he is a more modern-era keeper than Kennedy or Ricketts, or even Penedo. Might need a little seasoning, but his upside is way higher than a rusty Kennedy. I also think keepers that play on terrible teams often get over-estimated, as they have way more opportunities to make spectacular saves. But we forget that they are a part of that terrible team, and maybe part of its terrible-ness. I don’t think Kennedy is terrible, but maybe not so amazing as he has been credited.

  2. It has also been hinted that the Galaxy have signed Clement Diop, the GK for the US’sL Los Dos to an MLS contract, but have not made an official announcement yet! Arena generally favors, older experienced keepers (except for the Cudicini disaster) but is not hesitant to through the young un’s to the lions, i.e. The Club America and Barcelona friendlies. If the Kennedy signing comes through, the Galaxy should be set with Rowe, Kennedy and Diop, after releasing Ricketts, Wolverton and Perk.

  3. A series of prudent moves by FCD this offseason. A lot of salary being consumed by Perez, Texiera and Kennedy without much value. FCD with 3 quality keepers made this move a no-brainer. Now, how they will use the luxury of this freed-up cap space will be interesting to see. They need a 2 solid scorers and another outside back.


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