LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023) – The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has signed free-agent midfielder José “Memo” Rodríguez to a one-year contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season with a club option for 2024 and 2025.
“We are pleased to welcome Memo to the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney. “Memo is a talented and hard-working midfielder whose qualities complement our group and provide us with depth and versatility.”
Rodríguez, 27, joins LA after tallying 21 goals and 15 assists in 148 games played (92 starts) across all competitions for Houston Dynamo FC (2015, 2017 – 22). Last season, Rodríguez logged three assists for Houston in 30 regular-season appearances (18 starts) in 2022.
Notably, the Wharton, Texas, native tallied three goals and one assist in five appearances for Houston in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, helping the club win its first-ever trophy in the competition. The following season, Rodríguez tallied a career-high seven goals and five assists in 26 games played (16 starts) during the 2019 MLS Regular Season, en-route to claiming the Dynamo’s Young Player of the Year award.
In his first season as a professional, Rodríguez, on loan from Houston, tallied one goal and one assist in 17 games played (6 starts) for the Charleston Battery during the 2015 USL Regular Season. Additionally, Rodríguez logged nine goals and five assists in 37 games played (25 starts) for Houston’s USL Championship affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC Toros (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).
Transaction: LA Galaxy sign free-agent midfielder José “Memo” Rodríguez to a one-year contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season on Jan. 5, 2023.
José “Memo” Rodríguez
Date Of Birth: Dec. 27, 1995
Birthplace: Wharton, Texas
Last Club: Houston Dynamo FC (MLS)
Citizenship: United States / Mexico
Acquired: Signed to a one-year contract through the end of the 2023 MLS season on Jan. 5, 2023.