Gonzalez joins Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane as the third Designated Player in the Galaxy squad. The MLS allows two designated players for each team, but are allowed to trade the spot with other teams.
The LA Galaxy has retained an extra spot through trading. Now, they filled the spot with Omar Gonzalez who was the MLS Defender of the Year in 2011 and the 2012 MLS Cup MVP.
With Gonzalez on board, the Galaxy still struggles defensively this year. Maybe it was a good move for the Angeleno club team to retain a high-profile defender.
Gonzalez’s status has gone up and was most likely going to get offers from other leagues around the world. He has recently also been impressive with the US Men’s National Squad.
The Galaxy is still trying to keep a dynasty going, so the move to keep Omar was a good one, especially if Landon Donovan leaves next year.
Additionally, the defense around Omar has been a bit weak. The defense that worked for the Angeleno team the last two years is not working so well for this season.
Galaxy fans will have to see what the LA Galaxy will do to strengthen the defense. So far, another goalkeeper was added, Jaime Penedo from Panama, excellent GK that competed in the Gold Cup and made the finals.
Penedo will probably be used to compete in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Again, this is another matter.
In conclusion, no reports were released on how long or how much the Galaxy signed Omar Gonzalez for.