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A.J. DeLaGarza

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A feisty defender who featured in multiple positions in the Los Angeles Galaxy defense, A.J. DeLaGarza completed his second season in MLS by maintaining his spot with the 2010 MLS Supporters Shield winners. He earned his first call-up to the U.S. national team in January of 2011.

  • In his second season with the Galaxy, he played 17 matches and earned a starting spot for the playoffs through to the Western Conference Finals
  • A two-time NCAA Champion at the University of Maryland
2011: Received his first call-up to the U.S. MNT training camp … First Appearance: None First Goal: None
2010: Finished the season with 17 appearances for the Los Angeles Galaxy … Started all three playoff games for the 2010 MLS Supporters Shield winners … 2009: Drafted in the second round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy … Made his professional debut on March 22, 2009, in Galaxy's first game of the 2009 MLS season against D.C. United.

Son of a Mexican and Guamanian father and Native American mother … recently married to wife Megan.

Two-time National Champion at the University of Maryland, DeLaGarza appeared in 88 games during his college career, making 81 starts and recording two assists ... Helped the Terrapins reach the NCAA Tournament in all four years … The Terps’ Co-Most Valuable Defensive Player award along with Omar Gonzalez as a senior in 2008 … DeLaGarza was also named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team and was Second Team in 2008.