The LA Galaxy signed winger Kévin Cabral on April 8, 2021.
Cabral, 21, joins the Galaxy after notching 70 appearances, 13 goals and 10 assists across various competitions in France since 2018. Cabral, who joins on a five-year contract with a one-year option, was acquired as a Young Designated Player and will be added to the club’s roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
The LA Galaxy traded $250,000 in General Allocation Money, a 2022 MLS SuperDraft first-round selection plus future performance based incentives to FC Cincinnati in exchange for the discovery priority for Cabral.
Born in Paris, Cabral originally was a part of the Paris Saint-German youth system before signing with Valenciennes FC permanently in 2017. In all, Cabral’s 70 appearances for Valenciennes FC span across Ligue 2, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue competition, where he became a key part of the club’s attack with 13 goals and 10 assists. He joins the Galaxy after tallying seven goals and five assists in the current campaign, where he has made 29 appearances in league play.
Cabral made his professional debut with Valenciennes in October 2018 as an 18-year old during a league match against US Orléans. He played three total seasons of Ligue 2 since his debut, scoring 10 goals and adding seven assists during that span, while adding an additional three goals in separate competitions.
Cabral is the youngest Designated Player in LA Galaxy club history.