Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Jan. 22, 2011

They Didn't See Us Coming...


Paulo Cardozo was stunned when he found out the Los Angeles Galaxy had picked him in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft. Cardozo thought his team of destiny was the Columbus Crew.

“At the draft, [the Crew] spoke to me and my representative said that it could be Columbus to pick me,” Cardozo said on the podcast Tiro Libre. “I was very nervous. Team by team was passing and they weren’t picking me. Even teams that talked to me a lot.

“When [the Galaxy's] turn came, I wasn’t expecting it. It surprised me, but luckily it was the Galaxy. I’m happy.”

Cardozo was prized by the Galaxy for his status and technical ability. He is considered to be more quicker and mobile than Roger Torres of the Philadelphia Union.

“We haven’t spoken on what [Arena] expects from me but he said he’s happy to have me in the grou...

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