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Galaxy Tab Owen As Next Big Target

Apparently not disheartened by the news that Alessandro Del Piero would be staying with Juventus, the LA Galaxy have set their sights on another star striker.

Michael Owen of Liverpool, Real Madrid and most recently Newcastle fame is apparently the newest target of the Galaxy’s billionaire owner Philip Anschutz, according to

Being that Owen is set to become a free agent in the summer, the Galaxy have been put on high alert for the 29-year-old Englishman.

Although it isn’t known how much the Galaxy can offer to Owen, it seems highly unlikely that he would want a move away from England, given his previous intent to stay in the country.

The Mirror's argument was that Galaxy would love to play Owen with current mega-star David Beckham, essentially reuniting the pair that played together at Real Madrid and were mainstays in England’s national team for the better part of the last 10 years.

Determined to improve on the debacle of season, Anschutz could be ready to open up the check book to bring another big signing to the City of Angels, especially if current star Landon Donovan makes his loan deal with Bayern Munich a permanent one.

Always known as a prolific scorer, Owen has been hindered by injuries of late, and has slowly been returning to his top form for Newcastle. With his first club, Liverpool, Owen netted an amazing 118 goals in 216 appearances.

In 2004, after 8 years with the club, he completed a huge move to Real Madrid, where he played sparingly, scoring 13 goals in 35 appearances. After only a year in Spain, he moved back to England with Newcastle and his scoring touch has slowly returned, netting 26 goals in 61 appearances.

Similar to Beckham, Owen has been a core player on England’s national team, making 89 appearances for the Three Lions, scoring 40 goals, good for fourth all-time.

-- Shane Evans,