Giovani dos Santos signs with Club America

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At the age of 30, Giovani dos Santos is going to play a Liga MX match for the first time.

The Barcelona youth academy product and Mexico national team centurion has signed with Club America, four months after the LA Galaxy bought out his contract.

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Dos Santos was an MLS MVP caliber player at his best during his four seasons in MLS, which came after a career spent with Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town, Mallorca, Galatasaray, Racing Santander, and Villarreal.

The Apertura season begins on July 19, and Club America will meet Tigres UANL in the Campeon de Campeones five days earlier.

The Monterrey-born forward has 19 goals and 23 assists in 107 caps for El Tri. He’s won three Gold Cups and an Olympic gold, last appearing for Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Brazil.