Dec 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Juninho (19) celebrates after the 2012 MLS Cup game against the Houston Dynamo at the Home Depot Center. The Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs: January 15, 2013


The 2013 MLS SuperDraft is just a couple of days away, and Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy was able to get another piece to the championship puzzle, a familiar one at that.

“We’ve been fortunate we’ve been able to re-sign Juninho, so we’ll have him back and (Marcelo) Sarvas and (Mike) Magee back in the midfield,” said Arena to Frank Dell’Apa of beIN SPORT. “And we need to get another player there and we’re working on it, as well, and there’s a chance we’ll get a designated player that can slip into midfield, as well.”

Juninho has been a fan favorite of the Galaxy and has been a key part of the midfield for the past few years. While this is likely to be a loan extension, Juninho’s contributions to Los Angeles’s cause will be on display once again in 2013.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy and Kings will be meshed up together in a special White House ceremony, according to the Redondo Beach Patch. “When we were with him (President Barack Obama) last year with the Galaxy, I told him we’d be back,” AEG President Tim Leiweke said. “Then I saw him during the campaign and we laughed about the fact we predicted we’d be back.”

AEG, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, owns both the Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Kings.

Finally, a decision by Landon Donovan on his future with the Galaxy could possibly been announced within the week.

“Landon decided to take a break at the moment and he wanted to consider all his options and what is next in his life so we said that he can take all the time in the world to decide what is next for him personally,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann told Sporting News. “Like everyone else, we’re curious about what he comes up with and what he decides to do.

“It’s his life. He can say if he wants to continue or doesn’t want to continue or whatever he wants to decide because it’s his career.”

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