CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016) – The LA Galaxy have signed free-agent midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, the club announced today. The veteran joins LA after 11 seasons in Major League Soccer with the New England Revolution, Colorado Rapids and Chicago Fire, winning an MLS Cup in 2010. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Jeff is an experienced and proven midfielder in our league,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “He gives our team another veteran presence on the field and in the locker room. We are excited to add Jeff to our roster and look forward to his contribution this season.”
Larentowicz, 32, has made over 300 MLS Regular Season appearances, scoring 37 goals and adding 18 assists from the midfield position. Throughout his 11-year MLS career, he has captured an MLS Cup (2010) in addition to winning a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2007), three MLS Eastern Conference titles (2006, 2007, 2008), and an MLS Western Conference title (2010). Additionally, he has led his team to the MLS Cup Playoffs in seven years of his career, making 19 postseason appearances.
The West Chester, Pennsylvania, product was selected by the New England Revolution in the fourth round of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft from Brown University. In five years with New England, the midfielder made 111 appearances and led the team to three-straight MLS Cup appearances and earned a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship before moving to the Colorado Rapids in 2009. He won the 2010 MLS Cup title and moved to the Chicago Fire in 2012, where he served as the team’s captain for three seasons.
Internationally, the midfielder has made three appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team and has earned multiple call ups to USMNT camps. He made his U.S. debut on Jan. 22 in 2011 against Chile at StubHub Center, formerly the Home Depot Center.
At Brown University, Larentowicz made 66 appearances during his four years, scoring seven goals and recording six assists. He led Brown to two Ivy-League Championships while earning honors as a Second-Team NSCAA All-American and a four-time All-Ivy League selection.
Born in Pasadena, California, Larentowicz grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he attended Chestnut Hill Academy and won Interacademic League championships in 2000 and 2001. Additionally, he captained FC Delco to USYSA National Championships in 2002 and 2003.