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dos Santos joins the LA Galaxy

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Galaxy are having one busy day on Thursday. Earlier this morning, the team fired their manager Curt Onalfo.

Almost immediately, the team hired Sigi Schmid. He coached today’s training session.

Jonathan dos Santos (Getty Images)

Jonathan dos Santos (Getty Images)

Now, Schmid has a new player on his roster following the addition of Jonathan dos Santos. He’s the team’s third Designated Player on their roster.

The 27-year-old Méxican will be playing in MLS for the first-time in his career. He comes to the Galaxy after playing for Villarreal.

“Jonathan is an excellent midfielder with a wide range of technical abilities,” newly appointed LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid said in a club statement. “He can fit into our lineup at a number of different positions and improve our team in multiple ways. He still has his best years of playing in front of him and we are excited to add him to our team.”

The Galaxy also have his brother on the team. His brother, Giovanni dos Santos, 28, has been with the Galaxy since the 2015 season. He has 53 appearances with the team, including 24 goals.

According to Sports Illustrated, he had a $5 million transfer fee. dos Santos, the younger one, who just signed with the team, is expected to get $2-to-$3 million per season.

In 87 games dating back to 2014, he only registered four goals with Villarreal.

He has also played Barcelona and Barcelona B in his career. He played for Barcelona B from 2009 to 2012.

With Barcelona B, he appeared in 81 games. Dos Santos had six goals in those games.

In 14 games with Barcelona from 2009 to 2014, he did not score a signal goal.

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