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LA Galaxy sign free-agent midfielder Memo Rodríguez



The LA Galaxy have signed ex-Houston Dynamo FC homegrown midfielder Memo Rodríguez in free agency, the club announced Thursday.

Rodríguez joins the Galaxy on a one-year deal (through 2023) that includes club options for 2024 and 2025.

“We are pleased to welcome Memo to the LA Galaxy,” head coach Greg Vanney said in a release. “Memo is a talented and hard-working midfielder whose qualities complement our group and provide us with depth and versatility.”

The 27-year-old previously spent his entire professional career with Houston, starting when he joined their academy as a 15-year-old in 2011. He ultimately made 148 appearances across all competitions (92 starts), scoring 21 goals and dishing out 15 assists. 

While with Houston, Rodríguez also completed loan stints with the club's former USL Championship affiliates, Charleston Battery and Rio Grande Valley FC.

Rodríguez joins a Galaxy midfield group highlighted by Spanish star Riqui Puig, veteran Mark Delgado, Uruguayan standout Gastón Brugman and talented homegrown Efraín Álvarez.

The Galaxy are aiming for a second straight Audi MLS Cup Playoffs appearance after finishing as the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference in 2022 (14W-12L-8D, 50 points) and then bowing out to LAFC in the Western Conference Semifinals.

LA open the 2023 season with an El Trafico clash against defending MLS Cup champions LAFC at the Rose Bowl Feb. 25 (9:30 pm ET | MLS Season Pass).