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LA Galaxy part ways with defender Diedie Traore

Youngster wasn’t in club plans, apparently.

MLS: LA Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Galaxy announced Friday they have parted ways with defender Diedie Traore, by mutual agreement.

The player’s contract was cancelled ahead of the 2021 season, despite the Galaxy picking up his contract option at the end of last season. However, there had been reports that Traore was bound for a loan this season, and for whatever reason, that did not happen and the team and player decided to move on entirely.

The 22-year-old joined the Galaxy organization in 2018, originally signing with LA Galaxy II before signing a first team deal in 2019 and splitting time between MLS and the USL Championship that year. Last year, he made one Los Dos appearance and played in six USL games, all off the bench.

With the Frenchman taking up an international slot, and Danny Acosta apparently penciled in to back up Jorge Villafaña at left back this year, that meant Traore’s journey in LA was done. Best wishes to him in his future endeavors.

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