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LA Galaxy bring in midfielder Carlos Harvey on loan

Panamanian familiar to LA from Los Dos stint.

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The LA Galaxy made their latest roster move Friday, announcing they have signed midfielder Carlos Harvey on loan from Panamanian side Tauro FC, via LA’s second team, LA Galaxy II.

The 20-year-old will be in Orlando with the Galaxy first team as they are scheduled to participate in the MLS is Back Tournament, which is set to take place July 8-Aug. 11.

“Carlos is a young and promising player who has impressed during his time on loan with the club,” said LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “We think he can contribute in our upcoming competitions while he continues to develop as a player. We are pleased to add him to our squad.”

Harvey had a cup of coffee with Tauro, one of the strongest teams in Panama, before joining up with Los Dos last season on loan, that loan apparently transferred to the Galaxy for the time being. He’s played 20 games for Galaxy II between last year and this, and was ranked No. 4 on USL’s 20 Under 20 list last season.

Playing for his country at the U-20 World Cup, he made his senior national team debut last year in a friendly.

Harvey is a defensive-minded midfielder, willing to pick up yellow cards to disrupt opponents, but he also can unleash a long-range shot every now and again. He’s likely to be depth for the Galaxy in Florida, but with all or nearly all of the roster likely to play there, don’t be shocked if he sees some playing time in a competitive game.

Harvey is the second Los Dos product to sign for the MLS squad in as many days, joining attacker Kai Koreniuk on Thursday.

LA will open their MLS is Back Tournament slate July 13 against the Portland Timbers.

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