This has previously been reported on FanSided by our very own Josh Hill, but the View from Avalon would like to let you know that Robbie Rogers will be signing with Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy. A press conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET. Follow the action live on LAGalaxy.com.
The announcement will come on the heels of the Galaxy trading Mike Magee to the Chicago Fire, according to a report from Mike Foss of USA Today.
As for the rest of the Galaxy, hitting the panic button is a little bit too soon, for their liking at least. Los Angeles take on Sigi Schmid’s Seattle Sounders tomorrow at the Home Depot Center (8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, 1150 AM, 1330 AM)
“Everything in L.A. seems to be a little blown out of proportion,” Magee told LAGalaxy.com’s Larry Morgan. “When we lose a couple of games things get a bit dramatic. That’s just the reality when you have as much success as we do and don’t go through slumps often.
“Any time we lose it’s a letdown, but we’ve shown the ability to go out and act upon it and win games we shouldn’t. We don’t expect to ever lose, let alone lose consecutive games.”
Still, the danger cannot be averted for the team, who are have dropped three out of their last four contests in MLS play.
“They’re dangerous as hell,” Magee added. “The last two games they’ve scored four goals and created about 10 chances a game. I’d say right now they’re not the team you want to play at this moment in the form they’re in.”
Today is the UEFA Champions League Final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, and while the View will not be liveblogging on this game, Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski believes Dortmund will secure the upset.
“For me I was young. It happened so quick. I was in such a great team with experienced players. Looking back now, it was an amazing experience,” said Kirovski to LAGalaxy.com’s Adam Serrano. “To be part of that experience was amazing, with the big players, the big crowd. I didn’t realize until now how big a deal that is.
“I remember  like today. We had a great team. We had world class players. If you look at the players, we had Matthias Sammer [current Bayern Munich Sporting Director], [Stefan] Reuter, [Karl-Heinz] Riedle, Paulo Sousa, Julio Cesar. That’s why they were in a financial crisis, because of that team. And that’s the truth. They spent all that money.
“I’m planning on going to visit and just see how they do things there. The way they do things, pushing young players, developing young players. They’ve done a really good job with that…I think they can win. They’re tactically very good; they have some very good players. I believe they’re good enough to win, for sure. You’ve got basically the working class club in Dortmund against the big spenders in Bayern. It’s a great story— And I hope Dortmund wins.”