The LA Galaxy signed Jorge Villafaña on January 12, 2021.
The 31-year-old defender joined the Galaxy after having made 188 career appearances in MLS for Chivas USA (2007-13) and the Portland Timbers (2014-15, 2018-20), scoring 10 goals and adding 24 assists.
A product of Anaheim, Calif., Villafaña departed from the Portland Timbers after helping lead the club to 2015 MLS Cup and the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament victories. He originally joined MLS in 2007 with Chivas USA before a trade to the Portland Timbers ahead of the 2014 season. Following their MLS Cup victory in 2015, Villafaña joined Liga MX side Santos Laguna, where he remained until 2018 when he returned to Portland.
Villafaña made over 100 appearances and scored three times for Portland. His 18 MLS Regular Season assists are the fifth most in Timbers MLS history and his 102 appearances are the ninth most of any Timbers player during their MLS era.
In addition to his experience in MLS and Liga MX, Villafaña has represented the U.S. Men’s National Team 21 times in addition to various U.S. Youth National Team sides.