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Jonathan Klinsmann heads to LA Galaxy

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He has a chance to finally compete for more playing time.

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Jonathan Klinsmann is heading to the United States in search of more playing time. Today, the LA Galaxy announced that the team signed the 23-year-old goalkeeper to an undisclosed deal.

Klinsmann, the son of former USMNT head coach and Germany captain Jurgen Klinsmann, joins the Galaxy from FC St. Gallen in Switzerland’s Swiss Super League, where he didn’t play much in his one season there. He logged 2 appearances for the first team, both in Swiss Cup action, and he did not have an appearance in the Super League. He arrived at St. Gallen from Hertha Berlin, where he signed his first contract after a college career with the California Golden Bears.

Klinsmann’s major service internationally has been with the United States U-20 team, where he had 21 caps and started all 5 matches at the 2017 U-20 World Cup. He also was called up to the USMNT as an injury replacement for Zack Steffen in 2018 for friendlies against England and Italy, but he did not see the field in those matches.

As the LA Galaxy get set to resume the MLS regular season this weekend, Klinsmann hopes to receive more than the 3 first team caps he has had for Hertha and St. Gallen. With the team set to play up to 18 more matches in the next 2 months or so, the Galaxy are hoping that Klinsmann can feature in some matches to rest current starter David Bingham.

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