HOW ACQUIRED: Via a deadline-day trade with New England Revolution for a package of General and Targeted Allocation Money and other considerations on May 1, 2018.
Nguyen is one of the most productive attackers in MLS, a pacey, possession-oriented player who excels when tucked in centrally behind the forwards. He adds a creative, highly-technical element to the LAFC attack, with his top MLS season coming in 2014, when he scored 18 goals and finished third in MLS MVP voting as the Revolution reached the MLS Cup final.
INTERNATIONAL: Called up to the US national team for the first time in 2007 and has made nine appearances. Represented the US in the 2007 Copa America, making three appearances. Called up again in Nov. 2014 and has made six more appearances since.
OUTSIDE MLS: Nguyen began his professional career with PSV Eindhoven in 2006 following one season at Indiana. He moved to Randers FC of the Danish Superliga on Jan. 31, 2008. After making 23 appearances with Randers, he moved to Hoang Anh Gia of the Vientamese Super League on Jan. 18, 2009. After one season with the club, he signed a new deal with Becamex Binh Duong FC in Jan. 2010.
COLLEGE: Spent one season at collegiate power Indiana, picking up Big Ten freshman of the year honors.
NOTES: Acquired by the Vancouver Whitecaps in Dec. 2011 but was waived and subsequently selected by the Revolution with the second overall pick in the MLS Waiver Draft on March 2, 2012.