Why Signing Juninho Will Be a Boon for the Los Angeles Galaxy

There is no question that 21-year old Juninho has made his mark as a midfielder for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Of the three imports from São Paulo that came in to bolster the hopes of Bruce Arena's side, it's Juninho that has made the strongest impact.

Now this columnist does not claim to be an insider to the confidential wheelings and dealings of the board rooms of São Paulo Futebol Clube or the Los Angeles Galaxy, but it has to be a straightforward choice. An easy one. A choice that one would have to be blind, stupid, or possibly dead to not comprehend.

Sign Juninho to a long-term contract. Let me say it again: the Galaxy need to buy the rights to Juninho from São Paulo, with the money they will get from the retirements of Clint Mathis, Eddie Lewis and Chris Klein, and sign him to a long-term contract.

We will leave the negotiating to those responsibile parties, but seriously: the Galaxy, as an organization, needs Juninho more than São Pa...

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