The LA Galaxy acquired winger Yony González on loan from S.L. Benfica in Portugal’s top-flight division using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the club announced on August 19, 2020. González, 26, joins the LA Galaxy for the remainder of the 2020 MLS season with experience playing professionally in the top-flight divisions of Colombia and Brazil throughout his career.
The Medellín, Colombia product began his professional career with Colombia’s Envigado Fútbol Club in 2013, where he remained before joining Atlético Junior in 2016. In 2018, the winger signed with Fluminense as part of Brazil’s top-flight division. During his time in Brazil, González scored nine times while adding five assists during one season with the club between Série A and Copa Sudamericana competition.
In 2020, González then signed with the Portuguese side S.L. Benfica at the beginning of this season. Internationally, he has represented Colombia’s U-23 side during his career.