HOW ACQUIRED: Signed via the Allocation process on April 11, 2018.
A standout center back with nearly five years of Serie A experience, Gonzalez makes his return to MLS after originally playing in the league with Columbus in 2014. A star in Costa Rica's run to the 2014 World Cup semifinals, Gonzalez should be an immediate upgrade for the Galaxy defense.
INTERNATIONAL: Has made over 70 appearances for Costa Rica, including competitions across the FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Concacaf Gold Cup matches and Copa Centroamericana contests. He originally made his he made his international debut for Costa Rica against Slovakia in 2010.
OUTSIDE MLS: Prior to his first stint in MLS, Gonzalez featured for Alajuelense in his home country before moving to Valerenga in Norway. After his departure from Columbus in 2014, Gonzalez spent three seasons with Palermo before moving to Bologna, making 115 Serie A appearances in total.
Name: Giancarlo Gonzalez
Born: February 8, 1988 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
Citizenship: Costa Rica