LA GALAXY ASIA TOUR 2008 ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): Steve Cronin, Josh Wicks
DEFENDERS (9): Celestine Babayaro, Sean Franklin, Michael Gavin, Ante Jazic, Mike Randolph, Troy Roberts, Julian Valentin, Greg Vanney, Abel Xavier.
MIDFIELDERS (7): Ely Allen, Alvaro, David Beckham, Chris Klein, Brandon McDonald, Josh Tudela, Peter Vagenas
FORWARDS (3): Alan Gordon, Bryan Jordan, Carlos Ruiz
No Landon Donovan. Apparently the tendonitis is worse than anticipated. Landon's back in LA to get that worked on. Edson Buddle, meanwhile, dislocated his collarbone in the Sydney FC match. There's no injury explanation for Kevin Harmse, Kelly Gray and Israel Sesay going back to Cali, though.
I'll speculate. Sesay is so young and on a Generation Adidas contract, that he's not going anywhere. The Galaxy will take their time developing their prospect. Kevin and Kelly are either known entities, or are on the trading block with Kyle Martino.
The guy who really is hurting, though, is the Galaxy's backup goalkeeper, Charles Alamo, who hurt himself badly in the Friday reserve match in Hawaii. He tore his ACL, meniscus and sprained his MCL all in one fell blow. He'll be out for six months. The Galaxy did offer him a contract, however, so his medical care will be covered.