Galaxy Likes Their Cubans

Galaxy Likes Their Cubans

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 9, 2008
  • 2 Comments

Remember a few weeks back during the Olympic qualifying down in Tampa when a slew of Cubans left their national team side to defect to the US? Well it looks like one MLS club has landed three of those players with hopes of signing them to a development deal.

Keeper Jose Manual Miranda (center), midfielder Yordany Alvarez (right) and defender Yenier Bermundez (left) have joined the Galaxy on a trial with hopes of landing a developmental deal here shortly.

Most expect keeper Miranda to get a deal signed first with the current state of things in the goalkeeping department in LA. Steve Cronin isn’t a great number one but I could see Miranda challenge him for a starting spot before long. Plus having the other two try out as well looks good for tha Galaxy because they should come pretty cheap if they do end up signing them. Bermundez will be a solid addition to the defense, I remember his pace in that US game, I’m sure he could adjust to the MLS very nicely.

The Galaxy’s blog says that the three will train for the remainder of the week, as well as potentially next week, and could be available for the game against Houston next Saturday.

Now as far as the other four or five players that defected, your guess is as good as mine where they are right now. I wouldn’t be too shocked to see one or more of them end up in the USL.

  • dan

    well, I got to think that at least this move by the Galaxy is a good one… does Lalas get credit for this?

  • dan

    well, I got to think that at least this move by the Galaxy is a good one… does Lalas get credit for this?