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Sebastian Lletget signs extension with LA Galaxy

24-year-old earns deserved raise

MLS: Playoffs-Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

On the day the Galaxy acquired Jermaine Jones, Sebastian Lletget quietly made news as well, as the former West Ham product has signed a contract extension with the LA Galaxy.

It’s a good piece of business for LA, who have been criticized lately for a lack of activity this off-season. The Galaxy were paying Lletget peanuts, and have now rectified that problem while locking down one of their brightest talents.

The San Francisco, California, product first signed with the LA Galaxy on May 8 of 2015 before making his first start a month later when he scored against the Columbus Crew. The midfielder went on to score six goals in just eight matches in MLS after making his debut start. That year, Lletget finished the season with seven goals and two assists in the MLS Regular Season, and nine goals in all competitions.

In 2016, the midfielder continued as a standout in the midfield for LA, featuring in all but three of the Galaxy’s 34 MLS matchups. In all competitions, Lletget scored five goals and added nine assists in 2016, including four goals in the U.S. Open Cup to help the Galaxy advance to the semifinal of the tournament.