David Beckham turned down offers from Premier League clubs to stay with LA Galaxy.
Josh Saunders, G
After stepping into the No. 1 spot last year, Josh Saunders looked the part. In 2012, he'll have the navigate the whole year - a year where LA will be asked to live up to huge expectations.
Landon Donovan, M/F
The face of the US men's national team has seen his body pushed by over a decade of service to club and country. Still, Donovan is the focal point for LA and key to their hopes of meeting expectations.
David Beckham, M
The face of the franchise, David Beckham makes an unexpected return to Los Angeles, which whom it is assumed he will close out his career. The big question: How will a man closer to 40 than 30 hold up?
Robbie Keane, F
LA's third designated player, Robbie Keane's winter spell at Aston Villa has stirred rumors he could return to England this summer. While he's in LA, though, he will be Galaxy's biggest goal scoring threat.
A.J. DeLaGarza, D
With Omar Gonzalez out for most of the season, A.J. DeLaGarza will be LA's most important defender. The 5'9" center half will be physically challenges without his bigger, stronger counterpart in tow.