HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent on Jan. 24, 2018.
A steady right fullback with an accurate cross and eight years of MLS experience under his belt, Steven Beitashour enters his first year with LAFC after signing as a free agent. Drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (30th overall) out of San Diego State University, the San Jose native helped his hometown club win the 2012 Supporters' Shield, and was a regular starter at right wingback for TFC's MLS Cup Championship team in 2017.
INTERNATIONAL: Born to Iranian parents, the 2012 MLS All-Star made his debut with the Iranian national team in 2013, playing a major role in 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification and earning a place on the country's 2014 World Cup squad. Prior to committing to Iran, Beitashour had been called into one camp with the US national team, getting the call from then-head coach Jurgen Klinsmann in August of 2012.
NOTES: 2012 MLS All-Star...2017 MLS Cup Champion...2-time Supporters' Shield winner (2012, 2107)