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LA Galaxy sign defender Danilo Acosta

The 22-year-old defender is on his third MLS team, after competing for Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC

Orlando's Danilo Acosta runs through Timbers players. The Portland Timbers and Orlando City SC tied 1-1 on July 18, 2019 in Portland's Providence Park, with an early goal by Orlando met by a Timbers goal in the 88th minute of play.

The LA Galaxy added depth to its back line Wednesday by signing defender Danilo Acosta, who the club claimed in the 2019 MLS Waiver Draft.

Acosta, 22, is making his third MLS stop. He made 29 appearances for Real Salt Lake from 2016-19 and spent last season on loan with Orlando City SC, where he played eight games.

“Danilo has experience in Major League Soccer and fills a position of need for our team,” LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said in a prepared statement. “He is young and versatile, and we think he will continue to develop with our group. We are pleased to add Danilo to our roster and look forward to him integrating into the squad.”

RSL gave Acosta his first professional contract in 2015 when he was signed as a Homegrown Player out of the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy. The San Pedro Sula, Honduras native played his first year with the Real Monarchs, RSL’s USL affiliate, before moving up to MLS.

Acosta has represented the U.S. U-20 men’s national team 16 times, including at the 2017 Concacaf U-20 Championship and at the 2017 U-20 World Cup.

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