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Chris Klein confirms Jelle Van Damme is leaving LA Galaxy

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The big bald beautiful Belgian is bidding LA farewell

MLS: Sporting KC at Los Angeles Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

This morning Galaxy President Chris Klein confirmed the inevitable: Jelle Van Damme is departing LA and heading back to Belgium.

Klein told "Soccer Weekly" on ESPNLA 710 that the defender wanted to be with his two children and suggested the situation had affected his play this season.

"Jelle has made it clear that he wants to go home for personal reasons, and he misses his kids," Klein said. "So we're still working through it.

"It's not an ideal situation for us, for Jelle, but there are things when in your personal life that affect your play on the field, and we've certainly seen that at different times with Jelle this year.

"Inconsistency for us in the back has been a big problem, and I think he's been suspended for portions of eight of our games."

However, the Galaxy will try to hold onto Van Damme for two more matches before the European transfer window closes.