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US international Greg Garza interested in moving from Tijuana to MLS

Greg Garza is interested in moving to MLS, according to comments made by the US national team defender to’s Ives Galarcep.

Garza, 25, is currently with Liga MX club Tijuana, but has struggled with injuries and hasn’t seen much playing time in Mexico over the last year and a half.

“The main thing is to get playing again,” Garza said. “Being out a year and half here in Mexico and not really getting that opportunity when I came back was frustrating. Just to get back playing regularly is the objective. I think MLS is the best decision for me to make, and the best opportunity to get back in the mix, and to get back into the national team picture.”

Galarcep reported that Columbus Crew SC currently hold Garza’s MLS discovery rights, but that the club do not intend to sign the Texas native. Galarcep wrote that several other MLS teams are expressing interest.

Garza is currently in the early stages of preseason with Tijuana, but Galarcep reported that he has the club’s blessing to move to MLS this winter. He’s played just five league games since July 2015, missing five months after undergoing hip surgery in the fall of 2015 and more time with a concussion in the recent Apertura season.

He has nine career caps with the US national team, most recently suiting up for the USMNT at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.