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2021 Transactions and Roster Moves

Corner of the Galaxy is keeping track of all of the Galaxy moves this offseason as they build a roster for the 2021 season.

COG STUDIOS, Calif. — Below you will find the most up to date information on transactions and roster moves the Galaxy make. Updates are only made when a move or transaction is official. The Galaxy have a lot of rebuilding to do under new head coach Greg Vanney. But general manager Dennis te Kloese has already been making moves. We’ll document all the additions and subtractions from the Galaxy as the preseason unfolds.

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LAST UPDATE: APRIL 8, 2021


LA GALAXY TRANSACTIONS

NEW SIGNINGS & TRANSFERS:

  • 11.30.2020 — Midfielder Sacha Kljestan signs new contract with Galaxy for at least the 2021 season
  • 1.14.2021 — Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond is acquired from West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer (ARTICLE)
  • 1.15.2021 — Goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann has been signed to a new contract for the 2021 season after having his option declined at the end of the 2020 season.
  • 1.19.21 — Midfielder Adam Saldaña is signed from LA Galaxy II (LA Galaxy Academy Player) as a Homegrown Player.
  • 1.20.21 — Defender Jalen Neal is signed from LA Galaxy II (LA Galaxy Academy Player) as a Homegrown Player.
  • 1.22.21 — Defender Markus Ferkranus is signed from LA Galaxy II (LA Galaxy Academy Players) as a Homegrown Player.
  • 2.15.21 — Defender Oniel Fisher is signed as a Free Agent. Previously played for DC United and Seattle Sounders.
  • 2.17.21 — Midfielder Carlos Harvey is acquired on a permanent transfer from Tauro FC
  • 3.4.21 — Defender Derrick Williams is signed to a 2-year contract (with a team option) from Blackburn Rovers (English Championship) (ARTICLE)
  • 3.5.21 — The LA Galaxy and Diedie Traore have agreed to mutually terminate the defender’s contract on March 4, 2021. Traore has been removed from the Galaxy’s roster below.
  • 3.11.21 — Midfielder Samuel Grandsir has signed a 3-year contract (plus a team option) with the LA Galaxy on a free transfer from Monaco (ARTICLE)
  • 4.8.21 — LA Galaxy sign Kevin Cabral to a 5-year contract plus a club option (ARTICLE)

MLS TRADES:

  • (1.12.2021) Galaxy acquire defender Jorge Villafaña in trade with Portland Timbers. Timbers get 6th overall 2021 draft pick. Galaxy get Villafaña and the no. 16 overall 2021 draft pick. (ARTICLE)
  • (3.4.2021) Galaxy trade $125,000 in General Allocation Money to DC United for the Discovery Rights to Derrick Williams. $75,000 in 2021 GAM and $50,000 in 2022 GAM (ARTICLE)
  • (4.8.2021) Galaxy trade $250,000 in General Allocation Money and a first-round 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick to FC Cincinnati for the discovery rights to Kevin Cabral (ARTICLE)

MLS SUPERDRAFT PICKS:

  1. 1st round* – 16th Pick (16th Overall Pick) – Defender (LB/LWB) Josh Drack
  2. 2nd round – 8th Pick (35th Overall Pick) – Forward (F) Preston Judd
  3. 3rd round – 8th Pick (62nd Overall Pick) – PASS

* LA Galaxy traded the 8th overall pick to Portland for Jorge Villafaña and the 16th overall pick

** Drafted Players will NOT be included on the roster.

1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK, JOSH DRACK
2ND ROUND DRAFT PICK, PRESTON JUDD

CURRENT LA GALAXY ROSTER

26 OF 30 ROSTER SPOTS FILLED

DESIGNATED PLAYERS

2 OF 3 DESIGNATED PLAYER SPOTS FILLED. 1 SPOT OPEN.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

5 OF 8 INTL SLOTS ARE FILLED. 3 SLOTS REMAIN OPEN

HOMEGROWN PLAYERS

8 HOMEGROWN SPOTS HAVE BEEN USED. THERE IS NO MAXIMUM. HOMEGROWN PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE SALARY CAP.

PRESEASON ROSTER