CARSON >> There have been opportunities this season for everyone on the Galaxy roster.
Bradford Jamieson has made sure to make all of his count.
Jamieson, 20, in his fourth year with the club, has set career-highs in appearances (21), games started (eight) and minutes (808).
“I think Bradford has some abilities that you can’t teach,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said. “He’s got obviously speed, he’s also got soft feet for a guy his size and right now he’s eager. He’s wanting to learn and he’s wanting to improve. He’s young, he’s got a future and he just needs to learn how to become a big pro.”
Jamieson made his MLS debut in 2014 with the Galaxy after signing a Homegrown Player contract and also was a finalist for the USL Rookie of the Year award with Galaxy II.
“In the beginning of the season, my goal was to integrate myself into a consistent player, not just on the training pitch, but trying to be the first off of the bench, if I’m not in the (starting) 11,” Jamieson said. “And then to make the most of those minutes.”
“In spurts, there have definitely been some good things, some starts, some good performances, and toward the end of the season has been a lot more consistent as far as being an integral part of the team.”
Jamieson started the last two games of the recently completed three-game road trip for the Galaxy. He went 82 minutes against Sporting Kansas City and the full 90 against Houston Wednesday, scoring a goal.
The Galaxy host Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at StubHub Center.
This off-season is expected to bring a lot of change to the Galaxy roster. Despite his success this season, Jamieson isn’t likely to rest or worry about what the future might hold.
“I rather not waste time worrying, there’s no point,” he said. “I’ll keep my head down, the way that I have the entire year and I’ll put in the performances as I have as well, I’ll put in 110 percent for myself, my coach and for the club and…