Update: Gibbs Signs With Galaxy

Update: Gibbs Signs With Galaxy

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 9, 2008
  • 8 Comments
  • Cory Gibbs, Summer Transfers

A quick update for you all this afternoon. Sources tell me that former US National team defender Cory Gibbs has signed with the LA Galaxy.

Gibbs finalized his MLS contract on yesterday and LA will use its top spot on the allocation list to grab the oft-injured defender. No word yet to how much LA is going to pay Gibbs or for how long, but some out there are saying that the Galaxy do indeed have enough cap space to sign him.

I wonder if this all means the Galaxy are set to move another contract like a Carlos Ruiz to actually free up that space. Then again with the way the Galaxy spend money on players they probably have a higher salary cap than what we really want to believe in.

With that move Colorado will now move up to the top spot of the allocation list.

What do you all make of Gibbs going to LA? Think they could end up trading him or someone else before long?

  • Sean

    If he's healthy, HUGE signing for the Galaxy. Gibbs had as much potential as any left-footed American defender I can remember, and he's certainly not old. If he can get healthy, he'll be one of the better CB/LBs in the league.

  • Rollins

    Alexi may be sleeping a little better tonight. Unless they overpaid, and he stays injured, I'd say it may save his job.

  • If he’s healthy, HUGE signing for the Galaxy. Gibbs had as much potential as any left-footed American defender I can remember, and he’s certainly not old. If he can get healthy, he’ll be one of the better CB/LBs in the league.

  • Rollins

    Alexi may be sleeping a little better tonight. Unless they overpaid, and he stays injured, I’d say it may save his job.

  • Kaiser

    The Gibbs and Franklin combo in the center of defense could be a very good one! As Sean pointed out, the key is if Gibbs can stay healthy (when he has been, he's been a national team quality player)…but if he's not healhty, its just another huge contract in LA.<br />
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    Now the Galaxy need to go out and get a defensive midfielder!

  • Kaiser

    The Gibbs and Franklin combo in the center of defense could be a very good one! As Sean pointed out, the key is if Gibbs can stay healthy (when he has been, he’s been a national team quality player)…but if he’s not healhty, its just another huge contract in LA.

    Now the Galaxy need to go out and get a defensive midfielder!

  • Pompa

    The Galaxy have 2 good defensive midfielders, McDonald and Franchino. They need a left midfielder with offense.

  • Pompa

    The Galaxy have 2 good defensive midfielders, McDonald and Franchino. They need a left midfielder with offense.