Galaxy Claim Goalkeeper Brian Perk off waivers

Former UCLA and Galaxy U-20 Star Joins the Club from Philadelphia Union

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The LA Galaxy
announced today that the club has
claimed rookie goalkeeper Brian Perk off waivers from the Philadelphia Union. A
native of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Perk was waived by the Union on Friday after being selected by the club in the
fourth round (49th overall) of the 2010 MLS
SuperDraft.

A
four-year standout at UCLA, where he was a teammate of current Galaxy rookie
Michael Stephens, Perk was also a member of the Galaxy’s U-20 team in 2008,
helping that squad win the Pacific Southern California Division title in their
inaugural season. The 21-year-old has played for the U.S. Under-15, Under-17,
Under-18 and Under-20 National Teams, playing at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in
2007 and 2009, helping the U.S. reach the quarterfinals in
2007.

Perk did
not appear in any MLS games for the Union,
though he did play in the club’s recent friendlies against Celtic and Manchester
United. He is expected to join the Galaxy in training for the first time on
Friday, August 6 and will be available for selection against Real Madrid on
Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

That game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
(PT) and tickets are available now. For more information about this game or to
purchase tickets, please contact the Galaxy by calling 1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299)
or by visiting www.lagalaxy.com.