LA Galaxy sign Mark Delgado from Toronto FC

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The LA Galaxy have bolstered their midfield options with the signing of Mark Delgado from Toronto FC.

The five-time MLS Cup champions have paid $400k in General Allocation Money (GAM) up-front for Delgado, with a further $100k in GAM to follow if certain performance-based criteria are met.

Delgado – capped six times for the USMNT in 2018 – has signed in Carson through 2024 with a club option for 2025 and reunites with former TFC boss Greg Vanney.

“I’m excited to welcome Mark to the LA Galaxy and back to his Southern California roots,” LA head coach Vanney said in a release. “Mark brings high-level awareness, efficiency, and work rate to our midfield as well a championship pedigree.”

Delgado ends a seven-year stay in Toronto having previously joined in 2012 from now-defunct Chivas USA. In 225 appearances for TFC across all competitions he hit 17 goals and 21 assists, winning MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield titles in 2017 on top of three Canadian Championships.

Only Jonathan Osorio, Justin Morrow, and Michael Bradley have more all-time appearances for Toronto FC than Delgado.

“We’d like to thank Mark for his service to the club over the last seven seasons,” TFC president Bill Manning said in a release.

“He played an important role for our team, starting in two MLS Cups and doing a lot of the hard work in the midfield. We are glad he and his wife Nicky will get the chance to return to their family in Southern California.”

Both TFC and the Galaxy missed out on the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2021, with the latter hiring Bob Bradley as head coach ahead of the new season.

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