The Galaxy announced several roster decisions on Monday, the first day of the offseason calendar for teams that failed to qualify for the MLS Cup playoffs.
The loan agreements for Cristian Pavon and Carlos Harvey expire at the end of the calendar year. The Galaxy said it remains in negotiations with Boca Juniors about Pavon and Tauro FC about Harvey.
Pavon, in his first full season with the Galaxy, was the team’s MVP, finishing with 10 goals and seven assists.
The buy option was reportedly set at $ 20 million, but the Galaxy and Boca Juniors have negotiated at a lower price.
Two weeks ago, a report came out from Argentina that offered the Galaxy Boca Juniors $ 8 million, but the club is looking for $ 10 million.
“I have to say that his (Pavon) intentions are very solid for staying here,” said Galaxy CEO Dennis te Kloese last month. “I think it goes without saying that the club is satisfied with his performance. Hopefully we will come up with a solution in the coming weeks. ”
The club has turned down options on midfielder Joe Corona, defender Emiliano Insua, midfielder Emil Cuello, forward Yony Gonzalez, goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann and forward Gordon Wild. Negotiations with Klinsmann, Corona and Insua continue, along with goalkeeper David Bingham, defender Rolf Feltscher and midfielder Perry Kitchen, who were out of contract at the end of the year.
The Galaxy took the options on goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, defender Diedie Traore, midfielder Kai Koreniuk and forward Ethan Zubak.
Sacha Kljestan, who joined Galaxy last season, has agreed to a new deal.
Heading into a busy December month, the Galaxy has the following players under contract: goalkeeper Eric Lopez, defenders Nick DePuy, Daniel Steres, Julian Araujo, Danilo Acosta and Giancarlo Gonzalez, midfielders Jonathan dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, Efrain Alvarez and Jonathan Perez and forwards Cameron Dunbar and Javier Hernandez.