After losing standout striker Edson Buddle to German club Ingolstadt on Monday, the LA Galaxy made a step toward restocking their attack by acquiring forward Adam Cristman from D.C. United on Tuesday.
In exchange, the Galaxy have dealt their first-round pick in the upcoming 2011 Supplemental Draft to United.
A four-year MLS veteran, Cristman spent the first two years of his career with the New England Revolution before joining the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) in 2009 and D.C. United last year.
The 26-year-old has 12 goals and six assists in 68 career regular season MLS games. He was a finalist for the MLS Rookie of the Year award in 2007 when he had four goals and four assists in a career-high 28 games with the Revolution.
A year later, Cristman scored a career-best six goals despite being limited to just 18 games because of a toe injury. He was traded to Kansas City prior to the start of the 2009 season, but he was limited to just five appearances because of a fractured metatarsal that required surgery.
Cristman was on the move again prior to the start of the 2010 season, joining D.C. United. He played in 17 games for United last season, making eight starts while tallying two goals and an assist.
Cristman played four years at the University of Virginia, scoring 34 goals and adding 15 assists while helping lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA Tournament four times. He was selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.