Luis Hernandez said that dos Santos made the right decision in choosing to play for LA Galaxy.
The former Mexico striker who also played for LA Galaxy believes that playing in the MLS will allow dos Santos to get more playing time than what he was having in Europe.
Giovani dos Santos has yet to cement a place in the Mexican team since his selection has been on and off. The last time he played for Mexico was in the Gold Cup last year and has yet to be selected for the national team this year. However, he has been announced in the 40-players selection for the Copa America.
Luis Hernandez stated that it is not easy to adapt to the MLS. Although it is not glamorous as the Spanish or Brazilian league, not all players succeed in it. He has praised dos Santos adaptation and believes that he can still progress as a player. He believes that playing regularly will allow Giovani dos Santos to stay in form and also improve his sharpness.
MLS side giants, LA Galaxy were held to a goal-less encounter over the weekend by Vancouver Whitecaps. LA Galaxy were unable to finally crack the 10-man opposition, so settled for the draw.
The Whitecaps player, Matias Laba was shown the way out during the encounter as early as the 28th minute. The Los Angeles based side couldn’t employ their advantage to salvage a draw if not an outright win. LA Galaxy star player Steven Gerrard missed the game due to an injury.
The red card elicited a lot of reactions. The card was controversial and it greatly influenced the turn of events during the game. During the early-season encounter, Matias Laba was sent off for a sliding tackle on LA Galaxy’s Mike Magee. The referee deemed the defender’s tackle too much, even though the defender won the ball with the tackle. The studs of the defender were showing during the tackle, hence the referee, Jair Marrufo, gave him the matching orders even though it was just before the half-hour mark. The Whitecaps fans were visibly pissed at the decision of the referee. The fact that the Whitecaps had striker Masato Kudo suspended by the MLS Disciplinary Committee prior to the encounter, made the straight red card more painful.
There were at least three other red cards issued during the weekend round of games at the MLS. Surprisingly, LA Galaxy head coach, Bruce Arena condemned the straight red card.
The Major League Soccer has had an ongoing tendency of attracting veteran high profile players to the American League and LA Galaxy is on the verge of signing a few well known performers during this winter transfer window.
Ashley Cole recently terminated his contract with As.Roma and the experienced defender is rumored to be in the wish-list of LA Galaxy and a deal is believed to be in the works. If reports are indeed true then Ashley Cole should be able to wear the jersey of LA Galaxy and represent the American club within the next few days.
The 35 year old defender was not able to snatch consistent playing time with As.Roma and he decided to part ways with the Italian club. At such an elevated age, Ashle Cole wants to spend his time with a club that he can play an important role and be a regular starter, this wasn’t happening for him with As.Roma as he was a substitute player.
Ac.Milan’s Nigel de Jong is another one of the players who isnt getting much time in the pitch with his club and LA Galaxy are setting their sights in the Dutch midfielder.
Nigel de Jong has a contract with Ac.Milan which runs until 2018 but considering how much he has fallen down in the pecking order of the Italian club, a move away from San Siro could indeed occur.
The Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy is getting ready for the arrival of the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard who is expected to make his debut in the American team on July 11.
Steven Gerrard reached the end of his 28 year long relationship with Liverpool on the last day of previous Premier League season which saw the team of Brendan Rodgers losing 6-1 against Stoke City.
It certainly wasn’t the best way that Gerrard wanted to end his Liverpool career but nonetheless, the experienced midfielder is optimistic about the new challenge that is lying ahead of him.
This new challenge is the MLS. Gerrard penned an 18 month long contract with LA Galaxy as he is starting a new chapter in his playing career.
The head coach of LA Galaxy, Bruce Arena has already revealed to the media and to the public that he has been establishing talks with Gerrard in relation to his arrival to California which will be done in a few weeks during the summer.
Bruce Arena said: “We expect him here before July 11. We haven’t finalized a date yet. He will be here, he’ll get some training in and by the time that he’s eligible to play; he’ll be ready to go.”
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Bruce Arena has made it clear that even after the arrival of Steven Gerrard in the middle of this year; there would be no change in captaincy at Los Angeles Galaxy.
It had been thought that Gerrard’s arrival might mean him replacing Robbie Keane as skipper of the team.
Gerrard was also supposed to take over the job of taking the penalty shots for Galaxy once he makes his way in.
But, according to Arena, both the captaincy as well as the penalty taking job is assigned to Keane at this point in time and until, he shows patchiness in doing that or expresses his desire to quit, he would continue.
Gerrard is obviously a big name and with him coming to the Major League soccer, the American Football is only going to get better.
Steven Gerrard recently completed a move to LA Galaxy on a free transfer. He will become one of the highest earners in the MLS, as the LA Galaxy have not thought twice about paying the extravagant sums to the midfielder.
The Liverpool captain has been one of the iconic attacking midfielders in the last decade. He has scored goals from every possible situation in the last 15 years, but in recent times, he has been shifted to a deeper role in a bid to extend his career. LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, though, says that he wants Gerrard back in an attacking role when he starts playing for the MLS club.
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