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Finally Official: Gio Dos Santos signs with the LA Galaxy

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The worst kept secret in MLS is finally official, the LA Galaxy have signed Mexican star Gio Dos Santos. #bienvenidodossantos

Gio Dos Santos becomes LA Galaxy's newest #10
Gio Dos Santos becomes LA Galaxy's newest #10
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

They say friendships aren't official until you confirm them on Facebook. Well, by that logic then a player isn't officially signed to a team until the club announcement.

Dos Santos, who is currently away with the Mexican national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, would join the team in August pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate. The deal is reportedly for four and a half years, though specifics were not disclosed per league policy.

The LA Galaxy used the new TAM provision to buy down Omar Gonzalez's contract and thus freeing up an additional designated player slot.

The long wait is finally over and at only 26 years old Gio Dos Santos is a momentous and iconic signing. He not only brings incredible experience, playing at big clubs and in big tournaments, but also opens up a whole new market for the Galaxy and MLS.

Be sure to stay tuned to LAG Confidential for more Dos Santos updates, press conference info, and much more.