CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy today completed the signing of defender Kyle Davies. The 22-year-old Oakland, Calif. native was waived by FC Dallas on May 5 and claimed by the Galaxy the next day. Upon signing the new contract, Davies was officially added to the club’s roster and is eligible for selection on Saturday against Chivas USA.
Davies began his professional career in 2007 at the age of 18 in England with Southampton, playing for their youth and reserve squads. In April 2009, Davies returned to the U.S. when he joined Real Salt Lake through a weighted lottery, only to be traded to FC Dallas less than two weeks later. He would go on to appear in 11 games that year for Dallas, making 10 starts. He started Dallas’ 2010 season opener against Houston but suffered a broken arm and missed nearly six months of action. He made two appearances late in the year but suffered an ankle injury and did not dress for any of the club’s four postseason games as they reached MLS Cup for the first time in club history.
A former U.S. Youth international, Davies was the captain for the U.S. Under-20 National Team at the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt where he was a teammate of current Galaxy players Brian Perk and Michael Stephens. He also played for the U.S. Under-17 National Team and was a member of U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program, which he joined in August 2005.
Davies and the Galaxy are back in action on Saturday, May 21 when they take on Chivas USA in the first leg of the SuperClasico at The Home Depot Center. The Galaxy will be the road team for that game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and espn3.com. The Galaxy are back at home on Wednesday, May 25 when they host the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. in a game that will also be shown live on FOX Sports West.