Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy in summer

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015 10:02 AM by William Montero

Confirmed!  Steven Gerrard will be joining the LA Galaxy this summer and bringing his talents to Major League Soccer.  What a ride this has been for the Galaxy.  Landon Donovan retiring. An MLS Cup Championship and now signing Steven Gerrard. The addition of Gerrard should once again put the LA Galaxy at the top of the favorites list for the upcoming MLS season and put a buzz throughout MLS.

“We’re very pleased to acquire a player of Steven’s caliber, experience and character,” LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena said. “He is one of the most decorated players in the world and will join our team with a wealth of success playing at the highest level of the sport. Steven will be an excellent example to our young players and we’re excited to add him and his leadership to an already talented roster.”

There are very few players that have the successful career and respect of a Steven Gerrard.  Longtime England national teamer with 114 appearances and 21 goals scored.  Liverpool captain since 2003 and 17 seasons at the club with 696 appearances. He has represented his country in four World Cups.

“I’m very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States with LA Galaxy,” said Gerrard. “The Galaxy are the most successful club in Major League Soccer history and I am looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come. My discussions with Bruce Arena and Chris Klein were extremely positive and the future of the team is very bright. I am committed to helping the LA Galaxy compete for trophies and to having an impact in Los Angeles and I will give my all for the club. In the meantime, I will continue to give everything for Liverpool for the remainder of this season before joining up with the Galaxy.”

Steven Gerrard is set to join 2014 MLS MVP Robbie Keane and 2014 MLS Defender of the Year Finalist Omar Gonzalez as Designated Players on the Galaxy roster. The LA Galaxy will open the 2015 MLS Season with a match against the Chicago Fire at StubHub Center on Friday, March 6 beginning at 7 pm Pacific.