The Los Angeles Galaxy have seen their roster almost completely turned over this offseason. The departures of Steven Gerrard, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, Mike Magee and Jeff Larentowicz have left the club with a completely different feel.
One name, however, had remained safe. Until now.
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During the frenzy of the MLS SuperDraft, the Galaxy announced the trade of its current most tenured player and fan favorite A.J. DeLaGarza to the Houston Dynamo for $125,000 of General Allocation Money and $50,000 of Targeted Allocation Money.
The move is likely made with the idea of using the TAM and GAM to buy down a future signing, possibly Jermaine Jones, who is in all likelihood headed to LA.
DeLa Garza was drafted by the Galaxy in 2009 and has spent eight seasons in Los Angeles, making 204 appearances (a whopping 196 of those starts). He won the MLS Cup three times with LA.