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#1 Ben7

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:07 PM

GALAXY Roster, Salary, Rules updated: October 5th / 7:52am PT

Essentials
Roster Rules 2012
CBA 2010-2014
Player Salaries (October 1st, 2012)


Salary Budget 2012 MLS = $2,810,000 / G's = $3'267'500 = 458k above (including Barretts (168.5) and Willhelmssons (96) halfseason salaries)
all players with last full known MLS salaries, unconfirmed roster belonging and no allocation money

Roster Overview (MLS in brackets)
Players = 30 (30)
Salary Budget = 19 +2(20)
Off Budget = 09 (10)
Designated Players = 03 (03)
Internationals 08 (07*) (*G's technically have/had 8 spots: 1 each is at Philadelphia & Portland + 1 is from DC, all for 2012)

Salary Budget Players
#10 Landon Donovan (335) DP
#23 David Beckham (335) DP / INT
#07 Robbie Keane (335) DP / INT
#04 Omar Gonzalez (257)
#05 Sean Franklin (228)
#14 Edson Buddle (225)
#09 Christian Wilhelmsson (191) INT
#08 Marcelo Sarvas (162) INT
#02 Todd Dunivant (147)
#22 Leonardo (131) INT Season Ending Injury List
#18 Mike Magee (127)
#20 AJ DeLaGarza (113)
#24 Brian Perk (110)
#26 Michael Stephens (93)
#12 Josh Saunders (78)
#11 Pat Noonan (70)
#15 Daniel Keat (69) INT
#29 Andrew Boyens (66) INT Greencard?
#19 Juninho (66) INT (on loan from Sao Paulo BRA for 2012)
#28 Kyle Nakazawa (51) Season Ending Injury List
#03 David Junior Lopes (47) INT


Off-Budget Players
#32 Jack McBean (91) HG
#21 Tommy Meyer (58)
#06 Bryan Jordan (55)
#16 Hector Jimenez (44)
#33 Jose Villareal (36) HG
#25 Rafael Garcia (34)
#34 Kenney Walker (34)
#35 Bryan Gaul (34)
#01 Brian Rowe (34)

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:11 PM

2011/2012 offseason transactions, CBA and other stuff updated: February 08 @ 9:29am PT

2011/2012 Offseason Transactions

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SALARY BUDGET: salary budget and allocation rules are now locked in under the CBA.
2012 = $2.81 million
2013 = $2.95 million
2014 = $3.10 million

MINIMUM SALARIES for senior roster players:
2012 = $44,000
2013 = $46,500
2014 = $48,500

RESERVE DIVISION: minimum salaries for players beyond the first 24 per club will be as follows, with additional bonuses for players who appear in a first-team game:
2012 = $33,750
2013 = $35,125
2014 = $36,500

Changes to the DP rules
International designated players age 20 or younger will be charged $150,000 against the team's salary cap.
Players aged 21 to 23 will count $200,000 against the salary cap.
Both of those numbers are down from the $335,000 charge for all other designated players.

DP's 24+ = $ 335'000
DP's 21-23 = $ 200'000
DP's 20- = $ 150'000


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:11 PM

MLS Offseason and 2012 CCL/FIFA/USMNT dates updated: November 21 @ 4:49pm PT

November 21
5pm ET: Expansion Draft Protected Lists — MLS clubs submit their protected lists, consisting of 11 players who cannot be selected by the Montreal Impact in the Expansion Draft.

November 23
3pm ET: Expansion Draft — The Montreal Impact will select 10 players from the unprotected players on rosters of other MLS clubs. Click here for more details.

December 5
Re-Entry Process Stage 1 Draft — The first of two drafts for re-allocating the rights to players whose options are not picked up or who are out of contract. Click here for more details.

December 12
Re-Entry Process Stage 2 Draft — The second of two drafts for re-allocating the rights to players whose options are not picked up or who are out of contract.

January 6-10
2012 adidas MLS Player Combine — A four- to five-day showcase for talented college and young foreign players, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

January 12
2012 MLS SuperDraft — A two-round draft to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mid-January
Preseason opens — MLS clubs are permitted to begin training ahead of the 2012 season.

January 17
2012 Supplemental Draft — A four-round draft for players who were not selected or available in the SuperDraft.

Mid-March
First Kick — The 2012 MLS regular season begins.

2011/2012 LA Galaxy CCL dates
Mar 07 tbc Toronto v LA Galaxy CCL Quarterfinal 1
Mar 14 tbc LA Galaxy v Toronto CCL Quarterfinal 2
Mar 27-29 tbc LA/Toronto v Seattle/Santos CCL Semifinal 1
Apr 03-05 tbc Seattle/Santos v LA/Toronto CCL Semifinal 2
Apr 17-19 tbc Bracket 2 v Bracket 1 CCL Final 1
Apr 24-26 tbc Bracket 1 v Bracket 2 CCL Final 2

Bracket 1: LA Galaxy (USA) v Toronto (Canada) VS Seattle (USA) v Santos (Mexico)
Bracket 2: Metapán (El Salvador) v Pumas (Mexico) VS Monterrey (Mexico) v Morelia (Mexico)

note: the 2012/2013 edition with the G's already in the groupstage will kick off in summer/fall 2012.

2012 USMNT Qualifiers
Friday, June 8, 2012 – United States vs. Antigua & Barbuda
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – Guatemala vs. United States
Friday, September 7, 2012 – Jamaica vs. United States
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – United States vs. Jamaica
Friday, October 12, 2012 – Antigua & Barbuda vs. United States
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – United States vs. Guatemala

top two teams from groups will advance to “hexagonal.”
top three from the “hex" in round four qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. fourth-place a playoff against Oceania


2012 FIFA International Dates
Feb 29 - Friendly match day
Jun 1-5 - International match days
Jun 8-12 - International match days
Jun 8-Jul 1 - UEFA EURO 2012 Poland/Ukraine
Jul 26-Aug 11 - Men's Olympic Football Tournament London
Aug 15 - Friendly match day
Sep 7-11 - International match days
Oct 12-16 - International match days
Nov 14 - Friendly match day

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:19 PM

MLS Expansion Draft for Montreal

The draft will take place on Wednesday, November 23, beginning at 2 pm ET.

Clubs must submit their protected roster to MLS on Monday, November 21.


2012 MLS Expansion Draft Rules

• MLS Clubs may protect 11 players between their On-budget and their Off-budget Roster. If the Player’s contract expires at the end of 2011, he will still be considered part of the club’s roster.

• If a club protects a player, it is not obligated to exercise the player’s option. It may renegotiate subject to terms of the new CBA.

• If a player retires, he will not be a part of the club’s roster, but his club will lose its right of first refusal to him should he ultimately decide to play.

• Players on a club’s Off-budget Roster, other than Generation adidas players who have not been graduated at the end of the 2011 MLS Season or Homegrown Players on a Club’s Off-budget Roster, will be part of the expansion draft.

• Generation adidas players who have not been graduated at the end of the 2011 MLS Season and Homegrown Players on a club’s Off-budget Roster at the end of the 2011 MLS Season are automatically protected (Clubs do not have to use a protected slot on them).

• Clubs are restricted in the number of international player(s) that they may make available. Clubs may make available a number of international players equal to their total number of international players minus three, provided that if a club has three or fewer international players it may make available not more than one. (See table below).

• For purposes of this expansion process, for US-based clubs, any non-domestic US player would count as an International and, for Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps, any non-domestic US player or non-domestic Canadian players would count as an International.

• Designated players are NOT automatically protected (i.e., clubs must choose whether to protect such players and if such player is not protected, he will be available for selection in the Expansion Draft). However, if the Designated Player has a no-trade clause in his contract, then his MLS club must protect him and he will count as one of the 11 players who may be protected.

• Once a player has been claimed from a team’s non-protected roster, that team is eliminated from the expansion draft and may not lose any further players.

• Rounds: The expansion draft will be 10 rounds.



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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:24 PM

MLS Re-Entry Draft (Dec. 5 and 12)

This year, the Stage 1 draft of the Re-Entry Process will be held on Dec. 5. Teams will select in reverse order of their finish during the 2011 season, taking into account their playoff performances. The expansion Montreal Impact will have the 19th selection.

Teams will be able to select players who fall under the following circumstances:

  • Players who are at least 23 years old and have a minimum of three years of MLS experience whose options were not exercised by their clubs (available at option salary for 2012).
  • Players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not offer them a contract at their previous salary (available at 2011 salary).
  • Players who are at least 30 years old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience who are out of contract and whose club does not wish to re-sign them (available for at least 105 percent of their 2011 salary).

Players who are not selected in the Stage 1 draft will be made available for the Stage 2 draft on Dec. 12. Clubs selecting players in Stage 2 will negotiate a new salary with any player not under contract.

Teams also have the option of passing on their selection.

Players who remain unselected after Stage 2 will be available to any MLS club on a first-come, first-served basis.

Players with expiring contracts or options that are not renewed by their clubs who do not meet the age and service requirements necessary to be included in the Re-Entry Process may be part of the Waiver Draft on Nov. 23.



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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:27 PM

IMO the protected 11 players pretty much pick themselves.

the G's have to protect Beckham regardless of if he leaves or not, as he is still under contract in 2011 and almost certainly has a no trade clause too.

My Guess: the G's trade/transfer one of their 2 keepers (Saunders/Ricketts) before the expansion draft or it's gonna be one of Magee or Cardoso that is left unprotected.

Berhalter retires, Hejduk and Kirovski might very well follow too.

Likely all the G's DPs have no trade clauses, so that shouldn't be an issue.

I'm also asuming Juninho will be back (his contract with Sao Paulo ends in 6 months I believe). I'm sure the G's can get a loan extension or buyout for him.


Predicted Protected Players

  • Landon Donovan
  • David Beckham (INT)
  • Robbie Keane (INT)
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • AJ DeLaGarza
  • Todd Dunivant
  • Juninho (INT)
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  • Sean Franklin (out of contract)
  • Josh Saunders
  • Donovan Ricketts (G)
  • Mike Magee
  • Paolo Cardoso (INT)

IMO most likely to be picked by Montreal (maybe then traded) unless protected: Franklin, Magee, Cardoso, Saunders, Ricketts, Barrett, Christman



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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:36 PM

MLS clubs release Expansion Draft protected lists

updated: Nov 23, 8:47am PT (added Kirovski to unprotected list)

Protected
Beckham, David
DeLaGarza, AJ
Donovan, Landon
Dunivant, Todd
Franklin, Sean
Gonzalez, Omar
Keane, Robbie
Magee, Mike
Pereira, Vitor (aka Juninho)
Ricketts, Donovan (GK)
Saunders, Josh (GK)

Unprotected
Alvarado, Sean
Barrett, Chad
Birchall, Chris
Cardozo, Paolo
Cristman, Adam
Da Silva, Leonardo
Hejduk, Frankie
Jimenez, Hector
Jordan, Bryan
Keat, Daniel
Kirovski, Jovan
Lopez, Miguel
McCarty, Dustin
Perk, Brian (GK)
Robinson, Dasan
Stephens, Michael
Thomas, Ryan

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:39 PM

The Galaxy are not protecting Mike Magee. Mike Magee protects the Galaxy. Or something like that.

A little surprised we're protecting Ricketts, since he's pricey for a back-up. Maybe he's more valuable as part of a trade?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

The Galaxy are not protecting Mike Magee. Mike Magee protects the Galaxy. Or something like that.

A little surprised we're protecting Ricketts, since he's pricey for a back-up. Maybe he's more valuable as part of a trade?

A decision definitely needs to be made as to who we're sticking with. No point in paying a backup that much, and Saunders deserves a raise.

I would like to stick with Saunders. Ricketts may be a little better in some regards, but Saunders is not nearly as injury prone.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

Well either one of Saunders/Ricketts has some trade value, so I understand if they protect both.

I think Montreal already signed a GK, so that might not be high on their list, unless the wanted to trade them.

Personally I'd go with Saunders over Ricketts too. He's younger, cheaper, a bit less injury prone and not much worse performance wise.

ps: looks like Kirovski is retiring too, as he is neither on the protected/unprotected list along with Berhalter.
Jack McBean is automatically protected as homegrown player.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

Well either one of Saunders/Ricketts has some trade value.

I think Montreal already signed a GK, so that might not be high on their list, unless the wanted to trade them.

Personally I'd go with Saunders over Ricketts too. He's younger, cheaper, a bit less injury prone and not much worse performance wise.


Ricketts is a better distributor of the ball, overall positioning and is better at catching the ball. However, he is frail and old. Saunders is definitely less expensive and doesn't really represent a huge drop off in MLS standards. Either one would be good for trades, as the G's likely can't keep both. I know NY needs a new keeper. Any other teams out there in need?

ps: looks like Kirovski is retiring too, as he is neither on the protected/unprotected list along with Berhalter.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

Well either one of Saunders/Ricketts has some trade value, so I understand if they protect both.

I think Montreal already signed a GK, so that might not be high on their list, unless the wanted to trade them.

Personally I'd go with Saunders over Ricketts too. He's younger, cheaper, a bit less injury prone and not much worse performance wise.

ps: looks like Kirovski is retiring too, as he is neither on the protected/unprotected list along with Berhalter.
Jack McBean is automatically protected as homegrown player.

It appears to me that the list reflects overall quality of the players...period. Taking a look at the list I would agree with Bruce that all the players on the unprotected list are of lesser quality than all the players on the protected list. Basically, Bruce is saying that the Colonel may get a raise but the combination of Ricketts and Saunders salary is about what would be expected for a first choice and backup keeper. If Saunders continues to shine, then Ricketts becomes expendible, especially if Perk is not picked up in the expansion draft. Ricketts probably has the best market value outside the MLS.

I wouldn't be surprised if Montreal picks up Perk, Cardozo or Stephens because of their salaries and their upside. It would be just as likely that the G's keep their roster intact, which is really something when you think about it.

I haven't heard any news about Sean and his salary negotiations. It's a bit of a tough decision because the G's aren't going to offer the same kind of money other teams could offer for an MLS Allstar right back. On the other hand I can see Sean wanting to stay in LA. The quality of the Galaxy organization may actually influence players to stay in LA when they could probably get more money elsewhere. That, at least, is what I hope to be the case.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

i like the list...

anyone who is going unprotected except for stephens wouldn't really work in any other system but this one. it looks like bruce is keeping together our mls best defense. everyone else is really some sort of plug in.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

good summary Catamount.

as for Franklin, he's out of contract, as is Gonzalez appearantly next year.
At least DeLaGara was signed to a new long term deal a couple of months ago.

Here is some issues the G's have to deal with in the offseason, aside the GK situation.
I hope most of the XI will remain intact.

the DPs
Beckham = does he stay or does he go?
Keane = has stated that he doesn't want do to a loan this offseason.
Donovan = does he make a loan? the G's still have 2 club sided option years on his deal which they surely are gonna take up.

the loanees
Juninho = will he be back?
Leonardo = will he be back?
Lopez = will he be back?

others
Barrett = will the G's look to unload him if he still has such a high salary, which this time would have to be fully paid by the G's?
Franklin = will he sign a new deal or leave?
Gonzalez = will he stay and play out his final year (+ force his way into the USMNT team with guarnateed playing time) or will a foreign club make an offer to good to refuse for the G's and Omar himself?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:23 PM

going back it's interesting that they kept bex protected. this leads me to believe they've had greater discussions about his future in LA. perhaps he will be back one more season....
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