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Galaxy signs Belgian Jelle Van Damme; more moves expected

Galaxy signs Belgian Jelle Van Damme; more moves expected

The Galaxy formally announced the signing of Jelle Van Damme on Tuesday, more than a week after the defender confirmed he was coming to Southern California by tweeting his good-byes to fans and teammates of Belgian club Standard Liege.

The Galaxy did not confirm details of Van Damme's contract but said he was acquired using targeted allocation money from Major League Soccer, a provision that will allow the team to pay him more than the league maximum of $457,500 for a non-designated player.

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