Romain Alessandrini -- closeup -- 2018 opener
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Romain Alessandrini bids adieu to LA Galaxy: Frenchman says he won't be back in 2020


Romain Alessandrini will not be returning to the LA Galaxy for the 2020 season, the French midfielder announced via Instagram post.

Alessandrini only played in five MLS games last season as he dealt with a meniscus injury that kept him out for the bulk of the regular season. He returned during the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, adding two assists in 49 minutes before the Galaxy bowed out in a Western Conference Semifinal to rival LAFC

His contract expired at the end of the campaign, and while the sides were initially reportedly in negotiations for a return, Alessandrini confirmed his exit with Monday's post.


My journey in LA is officially over . I gave you my heart during the past 3 years, a lot of ups and downs for sure but it has been the best 3 years of my life and I will keep in mind only the positive things I’ve learned and the beautiful moments I’ve lived in LA on and off the field.. I couldn’t explain how I feel right now but I just know that I’m sad to leave this club and this city .. it was like a second home for my family and myself.. I wanted to thank you LA for everything you’ve done for me and my family .. the fans, for your support since day 1, all the players I’ve played with, the medical staff who helped me along, people who works in the shadow for this club and a big THANK YOU to this Man Zack @zmursh my friend , you deserve a lot for everything you did for us, your commitment and your kindness! I wish you nothing but the best 🙏🏼 I’ll never forget you LA & no matter where I’ll be in the future, my wonderful American daughter will be there to remind me but it’s time to move on => first day of the rest of my life ... see you soon 💙💛 7️⃣ GRATEFUL for all of those memories

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Prior to last season's injury-shortened campaign, Alessandrini established himself as one of the league's most dangerous attackers, racking up 24 goals and 21 assists in 50 starts from 2017-2018. Watch some of his best goals below: 

Before moving to MLS, the 30-year-old did two stints in Ligue 1 in his native France, first with Rennes from 2012-2014 before making 54 appearances for Marseille from 2014-2017.



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