LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, July 6, 2022) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has acquired Uruguayan midfielder Gastón Brugman via transfer from Italian Serie B side Parma Calcio. Brugman will be signed to a three-and-a-half-year contract through the end of the 2025 MLS regular season with a club option for 2026 pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P1 Visa.
“We are pleased to welcome Gastón to the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. “Gastón is an excellent player and focused professional. He will add balance, experience and leadership to our midfield.”
Brugman, 29, has tallied 26 goals and 31 assists in 303 career games played (248 starts) across all competitions for Empoli F.C. (2010-12), Delfino Pescara 1936 (2012-20), US Grosseto 1912 (2013), Palermo FC (2015-16), Parma Calcio 1913 (2019-22) and Real Oviedo (2021-22). The midfielder tallied three goals and six assists in 34 games played (30 starts) across all competitions on loan with LaLiga2 side Real Oviedo during the 2021-22 campaign.
“We have been tracking Gastón for the past few years and he fits a specific need in our midfield and how we play,” said LA Galaxy Technical Director Jovan Kirovski. “This is a significant addition to our team as we continue to move forward.”
Transaction: LA Galaxy acquire Gastón Brugman from Italian Serie B side Parma Calcio 1913 and sign the midfielder to a three-and-a-half-year contract through the end of the 2025 MLS regular season plus a club option for 2026 on July 6, 2022.
Date Of Birth: Sept. 7, 1992
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay
Last Club: Parma Calcio 1913 (Italy)
Acquired: Acquired via transfer from Italian Serie B side Parma Calcio on July 6, 2022.