Chinese Player On Trial In L.A.

Chinese defender Yao Lijun will soon be on trial with the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to reports. He was invited by the club and is now awaiting a visa. "I will kick off the tour right after my visa is ready. I am well prepared." Yao told Eastday.com yesterday.

Yao plays for Shanghai Shenhua and says he feels lucky because the bosses in Shenhua have fully supported his U.S. tour.

The Los Angeles Galaxy are looking for depth in defense. They traded away promising young defender Ugo Ihemelu to the Colorado Rapids this offseason and will also likely be without U.S. National Team call-up Chris Albright for part of the upcoming MLS season due to national team duty.

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