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Official: LA Galaxy trade Dave Romney to Nashville SC

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The LA Galaxy organization have made their first move of the 2019 MLS offseason.

Originally reported by Paul Tenorio last week, expansion team Nashville SC officially announced this morning $225,000 in General Allocation Money has been sent to LA in exchange for defender David Romney. The club will pocket an additional $50,000 if Romney achieves a desired set of metrics, and alledgedly a gentleman’s agreement means Nashville will not select Galaxy players in the expansion draft. Promoted to the first team in 2015, the UC Irvine defender appeared 84 times in five seasons with LA.

Despite LA’s (well-deserved) reputation of leaking far too many goals, Romney was often a steady, versatile option on the Galaxy back line.

“We will look to improve our roster ahead of the 2020 MLS campaign and acquiring Allocation Money give us flexibility as we enter an important period,” Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese declared in a statement. “We want to thank Dave for all of his contributions to our club. We wish him the best of luck with Nashville.”