As I understand it, regarding the main point of free agency, neither side truly won. if a player is waived or their contract runs out they enter a new type of draft. On the surface it look like the players won, but if it's like other drafts it will only change the team getting compensated. Yes we do. The arrival of the three players was a bit of a surprise to us, since we have 'agreements' with many teams that are totally useless and meaningless, including Chelsea, and Necaxa of the Mexican League IIRC. Nothing usually comes of these partnerships except a friendly every once in a while. I saw these three Brazilians in a friendly last week against Costa Rican club Puntarenas FC and they are young and raw, but will probably do quite well for us. Today is the final pre-season match against Aguilas of the El Salvadoran league. It will be as close to the season long starting lineup as possible and I expect all three Brazilians to get time, and two to start. I'm not sure which aspects of it you think are Junk, and you are certainly entitled to your opinion on the matter. But two things about the article: The author is English. He is often bashed by local soccer fans for being too harsh on Team USA and the Galaxy in particular. There are many American non-MLS soccer fans who screamed out criticism of Green's article in much the same manner you are. On the other hand, it pretty closely captures the majority of Galaxy fan's opinions on the matter.