A reigning MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year winner, the 29-year old keeper has bounced around the league during his career, starting out with the Columbus Crew before stops with the Chicago Fire and Minnesota United FC, where Lampson managed to beat out Bobby Shuttleworth for the starting job. (Yes the Loons gave up a dismal 71 goals, but the defense was highly culpable)
“Matt is a solid goalkeeper with experience playing MLS,” GM Dennis te Kloese said in a statement. “He will add valuable depth to our goalkeeping position and we are glad to be able to add him to our roster.”
Should Lampson stay healthy, his presence can create a bit of competition at a position which is admittedly David Bingham’s to lose, but now the incumbent will have to stay on his toes. Meanwhile Justin von Steeg will likely operate as the Galaxy 3rd keeper this year.
Currently the team are running two-a-day training sessions led by new manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto and his coaching staff in preparation of the upcoming season.