TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
The LA Galaxy have signed goalkeeper Jonathan Bond from West Bromwich Albion, the club announced Thursday.
The 27-year-old has been with West Brom since 2018 and the product of Hemel Hempstead, England will not occupy an International roster spot as he holds a U.S. Passport.
“Jonathan is a quality goalkeeper with experience playing at a high level,” LA Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said in a club statement. “He is a talented player and we believe he can make an impact with our team as we strengthen our goalkeeper position. We look forward to Jonathan joining the squad and his contributions this season.”
Very excited to sign for @lagalaxy ! I can’t wait to get started and meet all the players, staff and of course the fans. I hope we can make some incredible memories together and show why this is the biggest club in @mls— Jonathan Bond (@bondy506) January 14, 2021
¡Vamos Galaxy!#lagalaxy #mls pic.twitter.com/xFv4icfpEf
The 6-foot-5 Bond has played for West Brom, Watford and Reading as well as loan deals with lower division English sides Brackley Town, Forest Green, Dag & Red FC, Bury, Gillingham and Peterborough after coming up through the Watford U-18 team in July, 2010. Overall, he has made 36 appearances in the English Championship, 40 appearances in League One and 15 appearances in England’s FA Cup during his professional career.
Internationally, Bond has represented the Wales U-17 and U-19 squads in addition to earning call ups for the U-21 and senior sides. Since choosing to represent England in 2013, he has also represented the England U-21 squad, making his debut under Gareth Southgate when he replaced Jack Butland in a 9-0 victory over San Marino in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying match.