A versatile midfielder who can play on both sides of the midfield, Courtois has experience playing in leagues in France, England, and Spain prior to joining MLS. Courtois joined Chivas USA in August of 2011, but was cut in June after playing 33 matches for Chivas USA while scoring three goals and an assist. This season, Courtois made five appearances for Chivas -- three starts -- while scoring one goal.
A holder of a United States Green Card, Courtois will not take up an international roster slot, but his signing does bring the Galaxy to 30 players on the roster, which is the league maximum.
The question remains, just where does Courtois fit into the Galaxy lineup? As he builds rhythm with the squad, expect him to come off the bench to spell either Jimenez or Rogers, but with his experience, it is not unlikely that he will challenge for a regular place on the roster.
Thoughts on the signing?