LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has acquired $180,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money (GAM) from D.C. United in exchange for defender Derrick Williams. 

“Derrick has been an important member of the team over these past two seasons, and we’d like to thank him for his contributions and wish him and his family all the best moving forward,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. “The move provides the club roster and budget flexibility moving into a new season.”

In two seasons with the LA Galaxy (2021 – 22), Williams, 29, logged four assists in 51 games played (46 starts) across all competitions. During the 2022 MLS Regular Season, Williams tallied one assist in 26 appearances (24 starts). In his first season with the Galaxy in 2021, Williams logged three assists in 21 games played (20 starts) across 1,669 minutes played. 

Prior to joining the Galaxy, the Hamburg, Germany, native played for Aston Villa in 2011 before moving on to feature for Bristol City (2013-2016) and Blackburn Rovers (2016-2021). He has made over 250 combined appearances in the England’s League One and the EFL Championship during his professional career, including additional appearances in the Premier League and the FA Cup, among others.

At the international level, Williams has tallied one goal in three appearances (2 starts) for Ireland. 

Transaction: LA Galaxy acquire $180,000 in 2024 General Allocation Money (GAM) from D.C. United in exchange for defender Derrick Williams on Nov. 10, 2022.