LA Galaxy coach Arena welcomes Kovalenko deal

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is delighted with the capture of midfielder Dema Kovalenko from Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation money and a conditional draft pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is delighted with the capture of midfielder Dema Kovalenko from Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation money and a conditional draft pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

A 10-year MLS veteran and former MLS Cup champion, Kovalenko joins the Galaxy after spending the 2008 season with Real Salt Lake.

"I have the greatest respect for Dema. He is a very good player and a winner," Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said.

"His work ethic and competitiveness will be a real plus for our team. I'm thrilled to have Dema as a member of the LA Galaxy."

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