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LA Galaxy select defender Danilo Acosta in 2019 MLS End-of-Year Waiver Draft

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LOS ANGELES (Monday, Nov. 25, 2019) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has selected defender Danilo Acosta in the 2019 MLS End-of-Year Waivers process. Danilo, 22, has made 37 appearances in MLS as a member of Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC.

The End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules and Procedure are available here.          

Acosta signed his first professional contract with Real Salt Lake in 2015 as a Homegrown Player who was a graduate of the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy. He played in his first year with Real Monarchs, RSL’s USL affiliate, before going on to make 29 appearances in Major League Soccer with RSL from 2017-18.

In 2018, he was loaned to Orlando City SC and made eight appearances for the Eastern Conference side.

At the national level, Acosta has made 16 appearances for the United States U-20s. During that span, he won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20s Championship - scoring the game-winning penalty in the final against his home country of Honduras - and represented the United States at the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

The LA Galaxy will travel to South Florida to face Inter Miami CF on Saturday, March 14 in what will mark the expansion club’s first Regular Season home game in their inaugural season in Major League Soccer. The game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT) at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. The five-time MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy will kick off their 25th season in Major League Soccer in Spring of 2020.

Transaction: LA Galaxy select defender Danilo Acosta in the 2019 MLS Waiver Draft

Name: Danilo Acosta

Position: Defender

Height: 5’11”

Weight:  170 lbs.

Born: November 17, 1997

Age: 22

Last Club: Orlando City SC (on loan from Real Salt Lake)

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Nationality: United States