The LA Galaxy have some selection concerns ahead of Wednesday’s game against FC Dallas, and may have addressed that, by signing midfielder Daniel Aguirre on a one-year deal with three option years beyond that.
The 22-year-old began his professional career this season with LA Galaxy II, signing in April ahead of the season opener. The UC Riverside product was used extensively with the first team in preseason by head coach Greg Vanney, and it appears his start to his pro career leaves the organization confident he can contribute now in MLS.
“Daniel is a talented midfielder who has made a positive impact during his time with LA Galaxy II and he has been rewarded with a first-team contract,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese in a team statement. “He made a good impression in preseason and is a player that can play in multiple positions. We are excited to see him contribute with the Galaxy and to continue his personal and professional growth within our organization.”
In addition to the move to sign Aguirre, the Galaxy also announced on Wednesday they have called up defender Josh Drack on loan from LA Galaxy II on an extreme hardship basis. Basically, that’s a temporary loan to help provide cover where needed. Under the circumstances, expect Drack to be in the matchday squad against Dallas on Wednesday. The converted left back has been quite solid to start his pro career after being drafted in January by the Galaxy, showing a penchant to set up teammates in attack as well as handle his defensive duties.
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