A.J. DeLaGarza

A.J. DeLaGarza
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Defender
  • LA Galaxy
  • 5' 9"
  • 150 lbs.
  • 11-04-1987
  • Bryans Road, MD

Acquired by Los Angeles: Selected by the Galaxy in the second round (17th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

One of the most versatile young defenders in MLS, A.J. DeLaGarza is back for his third season with the Galaxy. DeLaGarza was used at right back, left back and in central defense last season, spending significant time at each position. A center back in college despite standing just 5-foot-9, DeLaGarza featured at the position over the final third of the 2010 season and into the playoffs, replacing the injured Gregg Berhalter. He will look to once again provide versatility throughout the LA defense this season while also cementing his spot in the starting lineup.

MLS Highlights

  • 2011: Set new career-highs by starting in and appearing in 30 regular season games and playing 2,627 minutes, which were the second most on the team. An important figure in the Galaxy’s success all season long, DeLaGarza appeared in 42 games in all competitions, with LA keeping a clean sheet in 20 of those matches. In addition to his 30 regular season appearances, DeLaGarza also started all four of the club’s postseason games, six CONCACAF Champions League games and both games in the U.S. Open Cup. He had one assist in those 42 games, setting up Adam Cristman’s goal in the 2-0 win vs. Motagua on 8/16. He was forced to leave the 0-0 draw with Seattle on 7/4 with a head injury and missed the 2-1 win vs. Chicago five days late, but was back on the field for the U.S. Open Cup loss at Seattle on 7/13. He was used primarily in central defense during the season, though he did see some time at right back.
  • 2010: One of the most versatile defenders on the squad, DeLaGarza appeared in 17 games during his second season in MLS, starting at left back, right back and in central defense. The Galaxy were 11-2-1 in the 14 games that he started, keeping a clean sheet in half of those games. He scored his first goal of the season in the 3-1 win vs. Philadelphia on 5/1, tallying just 51 seconds into that win. That goal was the fourth fastest goal in club history and also broke Edson Buddle’s streak of having scored the club’s first seven goals of the year. Over the final month of the regular season and into the postseason, DeLaGarza was used in central defense alongside Omar Gonzalez in place of the injured Gregg Berhalter. He started all three of the club’s playoff games, while also playing in three Open Cup and Champions League games.
  • 2009: The Galaxy’s second round draft pick, DeLaGarza made an immediate impact during his rookie season, appearing in 22 games at both right back and left back. He made his debut in the season opening 2-2 draw vs. D.C. United on 3/22, playing the full 90 minutes at left back. In late May, he became the club’s starting right back following an injury to Sean Franklin and went on to start 16 consecutive games for the club at that position before suffering an injury himself vs. FC Dallas on 9/12. Before going off injured in that game, DeLaGarza scored the first goal of his MLS career, sliding home a rebound to tie the score at 2-2 just before halftime. The 22-year-old recorded the first assist of his career two months earlier, crossing for Edson Buddle to head in the only goal of LA’s 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 7/11. He was one of two Galaxy players to play the full 90 minutes against both AC Milan and Barcelona in the club’s summer friendlies. In the postseason, he replaced the injured Todd Dunivant for the Western Conference Championship vs. Houston, playing the full 120 minutes as the Galaxy won 2-0 in extra time. In MLS Cup, he came on for the injured Omar Gonzalez late in regulation and played all of extra time at right back.

National Team

DeLaGarza collected the first two caps of his international career in January 2012, playing the full 90 minutes at right back in a pair of 1-0 wins, beating Venezuela at home and also winning in Panama. This was the second straight season that DeLaGarza had been called in to the U.S. team for their annual January camp, though he did not play for the team against Chile in January 2011.

College Highlights

A two-time National Champion at the University of Maryland, DeLaGarza appeared in 88 games during his college career, making 81 starts and recording two assists. He helped the Terrapins reach the NCAA Tournament in all four of his years in College Park, while also claiming the ACC Championship in 2008. The Terps’ Co-Most Valuable Defensive Player award along with Omar González as a senior in 2008, DeLaGarza was also named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team and was Second Team All-ACC that season when he helped his team keep 15 clean sheets in 26 games, including seven in eight ACC or NCAA Tournament games. In the 2005 NCAA Tournament, he replaced the injured Kenny Bertz in the second half of the quarterfinal win over Akron and then started in the NCAA Semifinal and Final as Maryland won their first National Championship since 1968. Both of his assists at Maryland set up goals for fellow MLS players. His first assist came during his sophomore year in 2006 when he set up Jeremy Hall (now of the New York Red Bulls) for a goal in a 2-0 win over Mt. St. Mary’s. Then as a senior in 2008, he set up Graham Zusi (now of the Kansas City Wizards) for the game-winning goal in the regular season finale against North Carolina.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2014 LA Galaxy 4 4 0 342 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
2013 LA Galaxy 28 28 0 2399 0 2 1 22 0 3 0
2012 LA Galaxy 30 30 0 2644 0 1 0 41 0 4 0
2011 LA Galaxy 30 30 0 2627 0 3 1 31 1 3 0
2010 Los Angeles Galaxy 17 14 1 1307 0 1 1 14 1 3 0
2009 Los Angeles Galaxy 22 21 1 1754 1 3 2 14 0 2 0
Career Totals 131 127 2 11073 1 10 5 130 2 15 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 4 4 0 342 0 0 0 8 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 2 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 28 28 0 2399 0 2 1 22 0 3 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 30 30 0 2644 0 1 0 41 0 4 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 4 4 0 360 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 30 30 0 2627 0 3 1 31 1 3 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 17 14 1 1307 0 1 1 14 1 3 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Los Angeles Galaxy 2 1 0 151 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 22 21 1 1754 1 3 2 14 0 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/6/2014 LA @ CHV W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Started 72 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2013 MTL @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2013 CHV @ LA W 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 LA @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Started 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA L 1-0 Started 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA W 0-3 Started 83 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA W 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/11/2013 LA @ DAL T 3-3 Started 71 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/13/2013 LA @ POR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
7/7/2013 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA W 1-2 Started 83 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
6/23/2013 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 POR @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/2/2013 LA @ NE L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/19/2013 LA @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/13/2013 LA @ DAL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/30/2013 LA @ TOR T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/17/2013 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Started 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
5/19/2012 LA @ CHV L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
4/28/2012 DAL @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
10/1/2011 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 DAL @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/30/2011 LA @ VAN W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Started 24 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL W 3-1 Started 83 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
6/11/2011 TOR @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
6/3/2011 DC @ LA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
5/28/2011 LA @ NE W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/1/2011 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2011 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
4/9/2011 LA @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 LA @ RSL L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/20/2011 NE @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/24/2010 DAL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/16/2010 COL @ LA L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/7/2010 LA @ PHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2010 LA @ CHV W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/24/2010 NY @ LA L 2-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
9/18/2010 DC @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 CLB @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 LA @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 KC @ LA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 77 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8/14/2010 LA @ NY W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/1/2010 CHI @ LA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2010 LA @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/10/2010 LA @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/9/2010 LA @ RSL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA W 1-4 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 LA @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
5/20/2010 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 TOR @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 LA @ COL W 1-0 Started 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 PHI @ LA W 1-3 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
4/24/2010 LA @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
4/17/2010 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2010 CHV @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
3/27/2010 NE @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves