I asked Landon Donovan at the end of the season how the team would adjust to the potential loss of Chris Albright or Joe Cannon.
The reason I asked was that I'd been mulling potential offseason changes and it struck me that Joe and Chris would be attractive trade bait and that the Galaxy might be willing to make a deal on them for a few reasons.
1) Both are proven commodities, at or near the top of their position at the MLS level, so teams would have added incentive to actually deal something solid for those players.
2) Their salaries are large enough that unloading them would give the Galaxy salary cap wiggle room for new players.
3) Younger, cheaper players are already on the team who can play their position - if not as well, then adequately (Cronin for Cannon and Randolph or Klein for Albright).
With that in mind, I figured there was a good chance one or the other, or both, would be gone.
Landon looked a little pained at my question. Chris and Joe are both good friends of his. But he gave his honest answer (I'm saving it for if and when the trade goes through).