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LA Galaxy officially sign Jeff Larentowicz

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's official: The Galaxy have signed free agent midfielder Jeff Larentowicz. The Pasadena native joins LA after 11 seasons with the New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids and Chicago Fire.

"Jeff is an experienced and proven midfielder in our league," said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. "He gives our team another veteran presence on the field and in the locker room. We are excited to add Jeff to our roster and look forward to his contribution this season."

Larentowicz, 32, has made over 300 MLS Regular Season appearances, scoring 37 goals and adding 18 assists from the midfield position. Throughout his 11-year MLS career, he has captured an MLS Cup (2010) in addition to winning a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2007), three MLS Eastern Conference titles (2006, 2007, 2008), and an MLS Western Conference title (2010). Additionally, he has led his team to the MLS Cup Playoffs in seven years of his career, making 19 postseason appearances.

Internationally, the midfielder has made three appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team and has earned multiple call ups to USMNT camps. He made his U.S. debut on Jan. 22 in 2011 against Chile at StubHub Center, formerly the Home Depot Center.

I'm a fan of the move. Larentowicz is a quality defensive midfielder who should shine being surrounded by a talented cast. Big Red is dangerous on set pieces from distance and long-range shots, and can also double as a center back. On the other hand, the 32-year old fits the "Too old, not fast enough" stereotype that has plagued Galaxy signings.

Does the former U.S. international have enough left in the tank?