Mexico’s Guardado set to join Los Angeles FC ahead of MLS debut

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Los Angeles FC is ready to join Major League Soccer next season, and the soon-to-be newest Western Conference side is preparing to make a splash in California.

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ESPN is reporting that LA FC has signed Mexican international and PSV Eindhoven midfielder Andres Guardado to a four-year contract.

The club has not confirmed the move yet, however, Guardado would become LA FC’s third player to join the roster ahead of their expansion move.

Guardado has had a successful career for both club and country, spending the last 10 seasons in Europe with various clubs. The 30-year-old Mexico native first moved to Europe in 2007 after joining La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna from childhood Liga MX club Atlas.

In 133 career appearances for El Tri, Guardado has tallied 24 international goals for his country and has appeared at three separate FIFA World Cups to date.