Jaqua’s Days Are Numbered As Galaxy Sign Pavon

Jaqua’s Days Are Numbered As Galaxy Sign Pavon

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 16, 2007
  • 2 Comments

News out of New York and DC are that the LA Galaxy have signed Honduran striker Carlos Pavon and he will join the team once the Gold Cup ends for Honduras.

Pavon has seen some success in this year’s Gold Cup, as he is the leading scorer in the competition with four goals. I guess if you are the Galaxy at this point anyone making headlines scoring goals will get your attention, no matter where they are from.

I am curious to see if this guy, who is 33, will be anything worth talking about at the end of the season. He is the type of player who has seen more success in national team duty than with most of his clubs that he has played for. By the way, he is the all-time leader in goals for Honduras.

I know the money issue is going to be something on some people’s mind. He won’t be getting top dollar like Beckham or even like Donovan. I would speculate somewhere in the $100,000 – $120,000 range, if even that. Even recently signed Abel Xavier is only going to make around $150,000 or so for the Galaxy. The salary cap issue is really pressing with the Galaxy so I would assume they will use whatever remaining allocation money that they have left to sign him and someone else here in the next month or so.

Pavon along side Buddle should be an interesting combination for the Galaxy. It may prove to be a good thing because I don’t think Donovan should be playing up top as a true striker. I always think he is a better attacking midfielder/withdrawn striker thank just a true striker. Plus with Beckham on the wing it should help things out.

What are your thoughts on this deal? Anyone see Nate Jaqua on his way out of LA now? I kinda do at this point, probably would assume Columbus will come calling for him (which I think would be a great fit for him).

  • Jose

    I think Pavon still has some gas in the tank. You have to remember<br />
    that he's been banged up the last couple of years which is why he<br />
    hasn't been as good a player when he was with Monarcas or Celaya<br />
    in Mexico. He should be good for at least a dozen goals if he starts. <br />
    If they decide to bring him off the bench he should get at least 8.<br />
    I think the Galaxy got a good sleeper with this signing.

  • Jose

    I think Pavon still has some gas in the tank. You have to remember
    that he’s been banged up the last couple of years which is why he
    hasn’t been as good a player when he was with Monarcas or Celaya
    in Mexico. He should be good for at least a dozen goals if he starts.
    If they decide to bring him off the bench he should get at least 8.
    I think the Galaxy got a good sleeper with this signing.