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100 JUNE 15, 1994 MLS selected Los Angeles as one of its first cities to place a franchise. NOVEMBER 16, 1994 MLS announced that Los Angeles Soccer Partners, headed by investor Marc Rapaport had been selected as an MLS charter investor and team operator. NOVEMBER 16, 1994 Named Danny L. Villanueva the club's first President and General Manager. JUNE 6, 1995 Mexican National Team goalkeeper Jorge Campos became the first -international player signed by MLS and subsequently assigned to the Galaxy. OCTOBER 8, 1995 Rose Bowl selected as site for MLS team in Los Angeles. OCTOBER 17, 1995 Original uniform, logo and colors for the Galaxy and the other nine original MLS clubs unveiled. NOVEMBER 29, 1995 Named Lothar Osiander the Galaxy's first head coach. DECEMBER 8, 1995 Named Octavio Zambrano assistant coach. DECEMBER 8, 1995 Dan Calichman is the second player assigned to Galaxy. JANUARY 10, 1996 Named Ivan Pierra the club's head athletic trainer. FEBRUARY 5, 1996 Salvadoran midfielder Mauricio Cienfuegos and Ecuadorian forward Eduardo Hurtado are the third and fourth players assigned to the Galaxy. FEBRUARY 6-7, 1996 Galaxy selected 16 players in the inaugural MLS Player Draft held at the Hotel Intercontinental in New York City. The Galaxy drafted defender Robin Fraser, goalkeeper David Kramer, midfielder Jorge Salcedo, forward John Garvey, defender Mark Semioli, forward Joey Kirk, forward Harut Karapetyan, defender Curt Onalfo, defender Manny Motajo, midfielder Joey Lenoetti, midfielder John O'Brien, forward Adan Villalvazo, midfielder Brad Wilson, midfielder David Beall, forward Garfield Shaw, and midfielder Carlos Jaguande. MARCH 6, 1996 United States National Team midfielder Cobi Jones is the fifth player assigned to the Galaxy. MARCH 25, 1996 Waived forwards Chugger Adair and Adan Villalvazo; midfielders David Beal, Carlos Jaguande and Joey Leonetti; and defender David Vaudreuil to reduce roster to 22. APRIL 16, 1996 Waived midfielder John O'Brien and forwards Garfield Shaw and Ante Razov. Midfielders Greg Vanney and Guillermo Jara designated as developmental ¬players. Midfielder Andrew Shue added to roster as a local option. MAY 4, 1996 Waived forward Joey Kirk. MAY 18, 1996 Signed forward Ante Razov. JULY 8, 1996 Signed goalkeeper John Pascarella to replace goalkeeper Jorge Campos who was called to the Mexican Olympic Team. SEPTEMBER 20, 1996 Designated goalkeeper John Pascarella to practice squad. NOVEMBER 8, 1996 Acquired midfielder Felipe Rodriguez from the Colorado Rapids for a future ¬consideration. NOVEMBER 8, 1996 Waived defenders Curt Onalfo and Manny Motajo. FEBRUARY 1, 1997 Traded defender Jorge Salcedo to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for the first pick in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft. FEBRUARY 1-2, 1997 Galaxy selected seven players in the MLS College and Supplemental Drafts held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The Galaxy selected midfielder Danny Peña as the first player taken in the MLS Supplemental Draft. The Galaxy later chose forward Brian Taylor, forward John Jones and defender Travis Rinker in the Supplemental Draft. In the MLS College Draft, Galaxy selected midfielder Steve Jolley, midfielder Shawn Boney and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman. FEBRUARY 10, 1997 Guatemalan National Team midfielder Martin Machon assigned to the Galaxy. FEBRUARY 23, 1997 Named Tony Segura goalkeeping coach. FEBRUARY 24, 1997 Waived midfielder Shawn Boney and defender Travis Rinker. FEBRUARY 26, 1997 Waived forwards John Garvey and Jose Vasquez, and midfielder Felipe Rodriguez. MARCH 10, 1997 Acquired forward Welton from the New England Revolution in exchange for the Galaxy's first round pick in the 1998 MLS Draft. MARCH 23, 1997 Defender Paul Caligiuri assigned to the Galaxy. MAY 31, 1997 Waived goalkeeper David Kramer. JUNE 5, 1997 Forward Jose Botello signed with MLS's Project 40 and was subsequently assigned to the Galaxy from the Orange County Zodiac (A-League). JUNE 5, 1997 Re-signed goalkeeper David Kramer. JUNE 9, 1997 Waived goalkeeper David Kramer. JUNE 10, 1997 Relieved Head Coach Lothar Osiander of his coaching duties. Named Assistant Coach Octavio Zambrano interim head coach. JUNE 16, 1997 Activated defender Paul Caligiuri. JUNE 16, 1997 Traded defender Mark Semioli to New York/New Jersey MetroStars in exchange for a second-round ALL TIME TRANSACTIONS

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