The Galaxy add Eddie and say farewell to Abel. From the press release:
LA Galaxy defender Eduardo Dominguez has officially been added to the club’s roster ahead of this weekend’s game against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium. The 29-year old Argentine center back agreed to terms with the club last week and has been training with the rest of his teammates all week in preparation for Saturday’s game.
Additionally, the Galaxy have waived defender Abel Xavier.
“Abel has been a wonderful professional at our club and I want to personally thank him for coming to Los Angeles and being a part of the Galaxy family. We wish him continued success in what has already been a long and storied career,” LA Galaxy President and General Manager Alexi Lalas said. ”This was a difficult decision, but it was necessary.”
All other factors aside, I think Xavier really hurt himself by refusing to play on turf. He was trying to preserve his knee, but the Galaxy weren't in a position to accommodate that. They have to play and win league games on turf.