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Vote: LAFC 2019 Best Newcomer

Who was the best new player for LAFC last season?

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In our continuing review of Los Angeles Football Club’s season in 2019, we now turn to Best Newcomer of 2019. LAFC did not have a lot of new additions in 2019, but the ones that did come in did make an impact on the team.

So, let’s have a look at the candidates for the latest award.

Mohamed El-Munir

The left back/left winger arrived in a trade from Orlando City SC for Joao Moutinho.

He performed well when on the field, with good pace and technical ability going forward.

El-Munir was not able to dislodge Jordan Harvey as the starter at right back though, and unfortunately missed a good amount of the season with an injury after an elbow to the face from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Alejandro Guido

Midfielder who joined the team from Club Tijuana in Liga MX. Injuries and being buried on the depth chart meant he featured in zero games for LAFC in 2019.

Diego Palacios

The young Ecuadorian defender was signed for big money in the middle of the season. Featured a few times at left back in 2019. Palacios is definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future, as Harvey is not getting any younger.

Adrien Perez

The local boy from Ontario was signed in February after playing indoor soccer for a few years after college.

Perez featured in a dozen games this season, and was a forward option off the bench, especially after Christian Ramirez was sold.

Brian Rodriguez

Signed as a DP for LAFC in the middle of the season. The young Uruguayan brought a lot to the attack, and by the end of the year had sparked a real partnership with Carlos Vela.

Rodriguez is definitely a building block for the future, and it will be fun to see him in LAFC colors for a full season next year.

Eddie Segura

The Colombian was a rock in defense for LAFC, playing the most minutes of any player on the roster in 2019, and helping the backline improve substantially while showing he’s got a very bright future ahead of him.

Pablo Sisniega

Sisniega signed as a goalkeeper in Feburary. Had a really good run with the team when Tyler Miller was on international duty at the Gold Cup.

Split time with Miller between the posts after he came back. Sisniega performed well throughout the year, and it remains an open question next season who will be LAFC’s starting goalkeeper.

Rodolfo Zelaya

Zelaya was signed in January of 2019. The forward from El Salvador seemed to make an impression on the team in the preseason.

This didn’t really translate to the regular season though, as Zelaya made only 4 appearances for LAFC in 2019.

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So, who do you think was LAFC’s Best Newcomer in 2019? Vote below and let us know what you think.

Poll

Who was LAFC’s Best Newcomer in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Mohamed El-Munir
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Alejandro Guido
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Diego Palacios
    (0 votes)
  • 8%
    Adrien Perez
    (3 votes)
  • 14%
    Brian Rodriguez
    (5 votes)
  • 54%
    Eddie Segura
    (19 votes)
  • 11%
    Pablo Sisniega
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Rodolfo Zelaya
    (3 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now