The LA Galaxy’s offseason is officially under way.
The Galaxy announced Tuesday that they signed defender Oscar Sorto as their latest Homegrown Player. The 18-year-old spent most of the 2012 season training with the frist team, and he is the first defender to be signed directly from the Galaxy Academy.
“It is a dream come true to join a club like the Galaxy, a team I have been a fan of since I was a kid,” Sorto said in a statement released by the Galaxy. “Growing up watching players like Mauricio Cienfuegos and Cobi Jones win championships motivated me to become a professional. I am very happy to now be able to represent my hometown like they did.”
Sorto is now the fourth Homegrown Player in club history, joining forward Jose Villarreal, Jack McBean and Tristan Bowen.
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