Date of Birth2.13.1991 (32)
The LA Galaxy signed defender Emrah Klimenta to his first MLS contract in January 2018. Klimenta began his professional American soccer career with Sacramento Republic FC of USL, where he left as the club’s all-time leader in minutes, starts and appearances.
Klimenta was signed by Sacramento Republic FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2014, earning a contract after trying out for the team. Later that year, Klimenta and Sacramento Republic FC were crowned USL PRO Champions in their inaugural season. In four years with the club, he recorded 88 starts in 92 appearances for a total of 7,915 minutes. He led the club in each category and helped the team to the playoffs in each year he was with organization.
Born in Rožaje, Montenegro, Klimenta has been internationally capped by his home country. In 2016, he earned his first cap in a friendly against Turkey and was called in for two separate World Cup Qualifying legs later that year.