L.A. Galaxy acquire draft pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for defender Paul Broome
CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles Galaxy have acquired a 2007 MLS SuperDraft second round pick from Real Salt Lake, the club announced today. To complete the trade, the club sent seven-year veteran defender Paul Broome to the expansion side. The pick was originally acquired from Chivas USA in exchange for the rights to Douglas Sequeira.
"Though we are sad to see a player of Paul's caliber leave the club, we need the flexibility in both salary cap room and a roster spot for a future move," said Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. "We wish him all the best in Salt Lake."
Broome, a natural left-sided player who added consistency to the Galaxy defense since his acquisition in July 2003, played the first four-plus years of his career with the Dallas Burn before being traded to Los Angeles. Overall, the defender has appeared in 116 regular season matches - 87 of them starts - and contributed two goals and 17 assists.
Broome played in three matches with the Galaxy in 2005, two of them as a substitute. He also appeared in two MLS reserve division games this season.
Two of the premier teams in Major League Soccer will meet on the grandest stage for the sport in the United States when the Los Angeles Galaxy hosts the New England Revolution on Monday, July 4 at 7 pm at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills. The match has all the makings of an epic battle on our nation's birthday - the first-placed Revs representing the entire Eastern Conference and the second-placed Galaxy carrying the weight of the Western Conference on their shoulders for this clash between the best MLS has to offer.
In honor of our nation's independence day, fans will be treated to a majestic post-game fireworks spectacular (presented by The Daily Breeze and KBIG 104), with Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars responsible for the production. It's an evening anyone in attendance will not soon forget. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Galaxy at 1-877-3GALAXY.
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Galaxy (Major League Soccer) acquire a second round pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for the defender Paul Broome.