AJ DeLaGarza indicators one-day contract to retire as LA Galaxy participant

AJ DeLaGarza signs one-day contract to retire as LA Galaxy player

Veteran defender AJ DeLaGarza will formally finish his profession as an LA Galaxy participant.

The 35-year-old signed a one-day contract on Thursday with the Galaxy, the membership that gave him his skilled breakthrough in 2009 and the place he performed 250 instances throughout all competitions till 2016.

Whereas in LA, DeLaGarza gained three MLS Cup titles and two Supporters’ Shields, in addition to breaking via at worldwide stage initially with the USA (2 caps), then with Guam (14 caps).

“I’m eternally grateful to have been part of this membership and after I considered how I needed to step away from the sport, I knew I needed it to be as a member of the LA Galaxy,” DeLaGarza, a three-time MLS Cup winner with Los Angeles, stated. 

“Past the trophies, the relationships with the followers, my teammates, and workers all through my profession are ones I’ll cherish ceaselessly. Formally, Eternally a G.”

After leaving the Galaxy, DeLaGarza turned out for the Houston Dynamo the place he gained the 2018 US Open Cup, Rio Grande Valley FC (on mortgage), Inter Miami, and at last, the New England Revolution – profitable the 2021 Supporters’ Defend title.

Nonetheless, it was with the Galaxy the place DeLaGarza skilled his finest kind and most prolific interval of success.

“AJ has left an unbelievable legacy on the LA Galaxy throughout his eight years with the membership,” Galaxy president Chris Klein stated in a membership press launch.

“AJ laid the blueprint for what it means to be a Galaxy participant on and off the sector together with his management and fervour for our group. We want AJ and his household all the perfect in his retirement and thank him for his many contributions to our membership. AJ will ceaselessly be part of the LA Galaxy household.”

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