The Galaxy confirmed Monday what much of the world knew last week, namely that veteran forward Alan Gordon has re-signed and will be back with the team when it opens camp later this month.
Terms of the deal, which Gordon celebrated on social media Friday, were not released.
Gordon's contract ran out at the end of last season, making him part of Major League Soccer's first free-agent class. The Galaxy always intended to re-sign him but talks lasted a little longer than either side anticipated.
Gordon, 34, acquired from the San Jose Earthquakes late in the 2014 season, was a force off the bench last year, scoring 10 times in all competitions. Three of his MLS scores were game-winners. He also had four goals in group play of the CONCACAF Champions League, helping the Galaxy reach the quarterfinals.
In 12 MLS seasons, Gordon has played in 223 games, scoring 49 times. In two stays with the Galaxy he has 26 goals, ninth-most in franchise history. Gordon also earned two call-ups to the U.S. national team last year.
Gordon's signing does not end the Galaxy's off-season work. The team is expected to announce soon that it has acquired former English national team defender Ashley Cole on transfer from Italy's Roma. And media reports have the team closing on AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong and Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott.