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LA Galaxy pick up Kyle Venter in SuperDraft

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LA Galaxy had one pick in the first half of the 2014 SuperDraft on January 16th, 2014. For its 23rd overall pick in SuperDraft it selected Kyle Venter from University of New Mexico. Venter is 6'3 and was a defender at UNM. It did not have a second selection because of trades made before the SuperDraft. It completed many trades prior to the event, which shows that head coach Bruce Arena may not have seen any promising players, during the combine, who would be supplementary to the team's current line up.

After acquiring a couple forwards earlier this month, LA Galaxy has chosen a defensive player during the first half of the SuperDraft. It may be that it is now looking to fill out its defensive side, or Venter was just the best player available for the selection. If Gonzalez joins the USMNT for the World Cup, it may be to their benefit to have an extra defender with that height.

LA Galaxy traded its second round pick (and an international slot) to Colorado Rapids last year for veteran midfielder Pablo Mastroeni. He played well for LA Galaxy, but did not may the splash it expected. It may be of a loss to LA Galaxy, but after trading down to Columbus's pick, it seems it didn't see any player it was dying to have on its lineup anyway. Mastroeni retired at the end of the year and will possibly be coaching back in Colorado for the new season.



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