Angel Signs With LA

Angel Signs With LA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 19, 2011
  • 1 Comments
  • Designated Players, Juan Pablo Angel

For the last month and a half the LA Galaxy have been trying to sign one of their Re-Entry Draft selections, striker Juan Pablo Angel. Today they finally came to terms with the Colombian strikers by signing him to a multi-year deal.

Angel will become the club’s third Designated Player behind David Beckham and Landon Donovan. Say what you will about the Galaxy but they look to be throwing it all in for 2011 after winning the Supporter’s Shield in 2010. They may have lost Edson Buddle to a club in Germany but adding Angel before the season kicks off should make up for it.

Since 2007, no player has scored more goals in MLS than Angel, who has 58 career goals in a 102 regular season games. The three-time All-Star will add a nice punch to the Galaxy offense and will do well with Beckham and Donovan.

I still believe LA has some work to do defensively though as they lacked speed in the back to keep up with some clubs like Dallas, Colorado and RSL. Their SuperDraft was pretty good and they picked up some decent talent in the Supplemental Draft as well.

Right now you have to still consider them big time contenders for this season. Even with a defense that lacks some speed they still are very deep and talented all across the board.

  • VaSoccerNews

    How about getting HBO onboard to do a 24/7 soccer series? Maybe LA/NY now that they both have the BIG NAMES.

    Might help bring in some much needed MLS exposure.