After an extended break, LA Galaxy has hit the ground running in preparation for the upcoming MLS 2024 season. The players returned recently, undergoing rigorous physical and medical assessments. They also had the opportunity to meet the new faces set to join the squad in 2024.
There's a sense of continuity in the coaching staff as Greg Vanney remains at the helm but with a shift in responsibilities. Vanney now solely occupies the manager's position, with the role of sporting director transitioning to William Kuntz.
One notable move involved midfielder Tylor Boyd, who was traded for financial considerations with Nashville towards the end of 2023. The start of the new year brought the announcement of goalkeeper John McCarthy's addition to the squad, a free agent signing from LAFC. McCarthy, the MVP in the 2022 championship-winning final, opted to join the five-time MLS champions after his contract with his former team was not renewed.
LA Galaxy gears up for MLS 2024 with new signings and preseason preparations
In another intriguing signing, Japanese international Miki Jamane joined LA Galaxy from Kawasaki Frontale, bringing defensive prowess to the team's backline.
Adding firepower to the attack, Spanish forward Miguel Berry from Atlanta United is the latest addition to the squad. This move precedes the Coachella Invitational Tournament starting on February 7, where LA Galaxy is set to make its debut against Charlotte FC.
As the preseason unfolds, LA Galaxy fans eagerly anticipate how the blend of familiar faces and new acquisitions will shape the team's performance in the upcoming MLS season. The Coachella Invitational serves as an early test for the squad, providing a glimpse of what lies ahead in their quest for success in 2024.