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Gyasi Zardes signs contract extension with LA Galaxy

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United States forward/midfielder Gyasi Zardes has elected to sign a contract extension with his club team the LA Galaxy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but it's being described as a 'multi-year deal' and is believed to have involved the new MLS mechanic Targeted Allocation Money.

It's a safe assumption that Zardes got a nice hefty raise considering that this winter there was interest from Europe in signing him away from MLS. The Galaxy were in a bind this offseason salary cap-wise and virtually had to decide between keeping Zardes or another USMNT veteran Omar Gonzalez who were both Homegrown Players. The eventually agreed to sell Gonzalez to Liga MX and keep Zardes.

While at 24 years old, Zardes' new deal doesn't totally prevent him from leaving MLS in the future, it does mean he's likely to spend the majority of his prime with the Galaxy.

He had a breakout year in 2015 earning an astonishing 19 caps for the USMNT, but lately his form and abilities for the national team have come into question. He seems to be in the good graces of Jurgen Klinsmann, but not that his future is committed to MLS we'll see if that changes anytime soon.