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MLS Rumor Mill – Galaxy Interested in Ronaldinho

 AC Milan's Ronaldinho waves to the crowd following his team's win over Canada's Montreal Impact in Montreal, Quebec, June 2, 2010. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

According toLa Gazzetta dello Sport andTuttomercato, the L.A. Galaxy is looking to bring David Beckham’s AC Milan teammate, Ronaldinho, to Major League Soccer.

You’d have to believe that the Galaxy, facing the prospect of Beckham missing most, if not all, of the season with a ruptured Achilles, would be thrilled to bring in the former FIFA World Player of the Year.

The Brazilian is under contract with the Italian club until 2011 and, despite the fact that Dunga left him off Brazil’s World Cup squad, he was in fine form last season with Milan. He led Serie A with 12 assists in league play, and had 15 goals and 16 assists in all competitions.

AC Milan is a club very much in transition, however. Leonardo’s tenure as manager was a short one, and who knows how well – or if – Ronaldinho fits into the plans of the new regime.

It’s too early to tell if this is just a rumor, or a distinct possibility. But it would certainly be interesting.

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  1. MLS

    July 6, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Ugly man but beautiful player

  2. Mike in L.A.

    June 24, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    AdamEdg is right on, the Galaxy would be a great offensive force with Ronaldinho, Donovan and Buddle on the attack. Becks said he was out for the season, but reversed himself and might be starting to get fit right around MLS playoffs begin, so if Beckham is in there – wow!

    Fact is, the Galaxy offense gets a lot of attention with Landon and Buddle leading the league in assists and goals, but Donovan Ricketts has been incredible in net, and the Galaxy defense is young and very good. Remember, the last 2 MLS Rookies of the Year play on the Galaxy defensive line, and Berhalter has been solid providing leadership for the group.

    We’ve already seen Galaxy defeat Boca Juniors from Argentina a couple of months back, and they are runaway leaders of the MLS. If they were to bring Ronaldinho in, they would be a team that could at least be mentioned in the conversation of world soccer power teams. Maybe they would be a middle-of-the-road EPL team, but even that is a far cry better than any MLS would probably do ever before.

  3. jose

    June 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    bring on buckteeh.

  4. james

    June 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Waste of money.

  5. AdamEdg

    June 23, 2010 at 9:22 am

    He is still fairly young (30). If he were to come over this early, we could be seeing a shift in attitude towards MLS. And the Galaxy would look extremely dangerous after the WC… Donovan on one side, Ronaldinho on the other, with Buddle as a target man and that impressive backline – whoa.
    Question: Since he is injured, does Becks count as a DP spot this season?

  6. Adama

    June 23, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I’ve heard this rumor for about two months now. Maybe this is for real now if it’s on or at least steam is being picked up.

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