The LA Galaxy selected goalkeeper Matt Lampson from Minnesota United during Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday. Lampson is a two-time MLS Humanitarian of the Year recipient due to his work through the LampStrong Foundation, which he founded in 2014. The Galaxy have seven days to issue Lampson a genuine offer.
Lampson started nine matches in goal for Minnesota United in the 2018 season, but his option was declined at the end of the year.
Lampson joined MLS in 2012, spending four years with the Columbus Crew and two years with the Chicago Fire before joining Minnesota in 2018. He has 24 wins and 16 shutouts in the 60 matches he’s played so far in his MLS career.
The LampStrong Foundation was created in 2o14 by Lampson, who is also a Stave IV Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor, with a mission to “provide difference-making financial, emotional and motivational support to cancer patients and families in all the stages of cancer treatment and recovery and to fund proven cancer researchers,” according to the foundation’s website.
Lampson was awarded MLS Humanitarian of the Year honors in both 2016 and 2018.