LOS ANGELES (Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019)– The LA Galaxy have signed re-signed defender Rolf Feltscher, the club announced today. The 28-year-old Venezuelan international returns for his second season with the club after playing professionally in Germany, Italy, and Spain.
“We are pleased to have Rolf return to our backline,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “He brings depth, stability, and versatility to our defense and we look forward to his contributions to the LA Galaxy in the upcoming season.”
Feltscher signed with the LA Galaxy in December 2017 ahead of the 2018 MLS Regular Season. During regular season play with LA, he recorded 15 appearances, making 15 starts, scoring one goal and adding three assists. Feltscher scored his first MLS goal against Toronto FC on Sept. 15, 2018.
Before joining the Galaxy in 2017, the defender made nearly 200 professional appearances for clubs throughout Europe, including competition in La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany) and the Championship (England). He joined the LA Galaxy from Cardiff City of the Championship League.
Born in Switzerland, Feltscher possesses dual citizenship with Venezuela and has made 23 appearances internationally, making his debut in 2011 at the age of 21. Most recently, Feltscher was named to the Venezuelan National Team for a pair of international friendlies against Basque County (Spain) and the United Arab Emirates in October 2018.