LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019)– The LA Galaxy have signed re-signed defender Dave Romney, the club announced today. Romney, 25, has recorded 72 appearances in Major League Soccer during his time with the LA Galaxy since he signed with the club from LA Galaxy II in 2015.
“Dave has proven himself to be a dependable and reliable defender in our league,” said Dennis te Kloese. “He has been an important part of this club since 2015 and we are pleased to re-sign him. We are excited that Dave will continue to represent the LA Galaxy.”
In 2015, Romney became the first-ever player to sign with the LA Galaxy from LA Galaxy II, the club’s affiliate in United Soccer League. Since then, Romney has become one of the club’s most consistent players, making 72 MLS Regular Season appearances and 59 starts while notching three goals and five assists from his position in defense. The left-footed Romney has played in each position along the Galaxy’s backline.
Romney had featured extensively with LA Galaxy II in USL in 2015, helping lead them to a tie for first place in the USL Western Conference standings that year before he signed with LA Galaxy. He made his first-team debut in the MLS on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Houston on loan from Los Dos after making two International Champions Cup showings against Club America and FC Barcelona.
Born and raised in Irvine, California, Romney played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with the Irvine Strikers. He attended the University of San Francisco, where he earned multiple honors during his four-year standout career, including All-West Coast Conference Second Team (2014), West Coast Conference All-Academic Team (2014), West Coast Conference All-Academic Team Honorable Mention (2013), All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention (2012, 2011) and 2011 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team. In total, Romney played in 72 games during his career, including starting in all 19 games during his Senior season.