Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Jan. 14, 2011

Arena Looks To Ease Draftees into the Fold

Prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, manager Bruce Arena and the Los Angeles Galaxy acquired a pair of forwards in Adam Cristman and Chad Barrett. This allowed the club to focus its attention on bolstering the midfield.

As a result, the G's took Uruguayan international Paolo Cardozo and local product Hector Jimenez in the first and second rounds.

Arena said that he will be patient regarding the maturation process of the team's selections.

“These are two players we think are promising and we’re going to have to be patient, but we’ll work with them to see if they can develop into good players,” Arena said in a conference call. “We’re not expecting young, inexperienced players of this nature to step on the field immediately and have an impact—and I don’t think that’s, oddly enough, the case of any of these players that were taken today.”

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