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Los Angeles Galaxy sign Jorge Villafaña for next season

The five time MLS Cup champions have signed defender Jorger Villafaña from Portland Timbers and a 2021 Natural 1st Round MLS SuperDraft Pick.

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Los Angeles Galaxy sign Jorge Villafaña for next season

With the signing of the new head coach Greg Vanney, the Los Angeles Galaxy are starting to move forward and build the team ahead of the 2021 Major League Soccer season. The five time MLS Cup champions announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Jorge Villafaña from Portland Timbers.

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In this transaction the LA Galaxy also acquired a 2021 Natural 1st Round MLS SuperDraft pick (16th overlap) from the Timbers in exchange for theirs 2021 Natural 1st Round SuperDraft pick (8th overall). Portland may also receive additional Allocation Money based on the defender's performance with the LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

“Jorge is a talented veteran defender with extensive experience playing at a high level in Major League Soccer,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “We are confident in his ability to contribute to our club on the field, in our locker room and in our community. We are excited to welcome Jorge home and have him join our club.”

Villafaña returns to California

The 31-year-old defender was born in Anaheim, California. In addition to his years in Portland he has played in the Liga MX with Santos Laguna and has 21 appearances for the United States men’s national team. Villafaña helped the Timbers to win the 2015 MLS Cup and the 2020 MLS is Back tournament.