In 2009, the LA Galaxy drafted Omar Gonzalez (left) and A.J. DeLaGarza. (Facebook/LA Galaxy)
The LA Galaxy have two picks in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas, which will be held on Thursday, January 16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
The first two rounds of the SuperDraft will be shown live on ESPNews and WatchESPN on Thursday, starting at 9 a.m. (PT), with the final two rounds being held via conference call on Tuesday, January 21.
The Galaxy currently hold one second round pick and one fourth round pick in the four-round, 76-pick SuperDraft.
No. 23 – Acquired from the Columbus Crew on January 14, 2014 along with allocation money in exchange for Hector Jimenez and the Galaxy’s first round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
No. 72 – Acquired from the New York Red Bulls on July 13, 2012 in exchange for goalkeeper Bill Gaudette
The Galaxy have traded all four of their natural draft picks in the SuperDraft, including their first round selection, which was sent to the Columbus Crew yesterday along with Hector Jimenez in exchange for allocation money and the Crew’s second round pick in the SuperDraft.
In June 2013, LA traded their second round pick to the Colorado Rapids as part of the trade that brought Pablo Mastroeni and Baggio Husidic to the Galaxy. In March 2013, the Galaxy sent a conditional draft pick, which became a third round selection, to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for forward Chandler Hoffman. Finally, in December 2010, the Galaxy sent their fourth round pick to the Houston Dynamo in order to move up in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Process.
Of the 29 players currently on the Galaxy roster, 10 were drafted by the club. In 2013, the Galaxy selected forward Charlie Rugg in the first round (19th overall) of the SuperDraft before taking defenders Kofi Opare (24th overall) and Greg Cochrane (38th overall) in the second round.