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LA Galaxy sign midfielder Aleksandar Katai

After two seasons with the Chicago Fire, Aleksandar Katai is joining the LA Galaxy for the 2020 MLS season.

Jul 21, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Fire forward Aleksandar Katai (10) during the first half at Bridgeview Stadium. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

The LA Galaxy used targeted allocation money to sign midfielder Aleksandar Katai. 

The Serbian midfielder spent the previous two seasons with the Chicago Fire, where he totaled 18 goals and 12 assists in 62 matches. 

“Aleksandar is a proven attacking threat who will be an important piece on our team,” LA Galaxy general manager Dennis Te Kloese said in a statement released Tuesday. “In addition to his success playing in Europe, he has shown his quality in Major League Soccer since he joined in 2018. We are excited to add Aleksandar to our roster and look forward to him representing the LA Galaxy.”

Katai initially came to MLS from Spanish side Alaves on loan in 2018 and he was added to the Fire’s squad on a permanent basis for the 2019 campaign. 

The 28-year-old is one of a few stars departing the Chicago Fire as they prepare for a new era. He will be expected to improve on his six goals and seven assists from 2019 to help fill the Galaxy void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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