Jermaine Jones

Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

The Galaxy signed Portuguese midfielder Joao Pedro on Thursday, likely ending the team’s pursuit of Aruban international Gregor Breinburg and Villarreal’s Jonathan dos Santos.

For now.

According to a report on the team website, the Galaxy is preparing to sign defender Jelle Van Damme to a multiyear designated-player deal. But the team, the report said, would buy that contract down midseason with targeted allocation money from the league if it needs an additional DP spot.

The Galaxy currently has two designated player spots open meaning, in addition to Van Damme, it would have to sign two DPs to make a TAM-financed reduction of his contract...

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