LA Galaxy have acquired the rights to midfielder Miguel Aguilar and a 2019 Natural 4th Round MLS SuperDraft pick from D.C. United in exchange for the club’s 2018 4th Round MLS SuperDraft pick, the club announced today. Aguilar, 23, has made 23 appearances for D.C. United since being drafted in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
The Mexico-born midfielder was taken by D.C. United with the 17th overall selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft before making his professional debut later that year. In his rookie season with United, Aguilar made 17 appearances with four starts during the MLS Regular Season in addition to starting in all four 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League group matches. His first goal for D.C. came as the game winner in the team’s 1-0 win over Árabe Unido in Aug. 2015 during the CONCACAF Champions League. He made six MLS appearances for D.C. in 2016 before being loaned to their USL affiliate Richmond Kickers, where went on to make 14 starts.
Prior to his time as a professional, Aguilar was a standout at University of San Francisco alongside current Galaxy teammate Dave Romney from 2011-2014. During his time with the Dons, Aguilar tallied 15 goals and nine assists while earning honors on the All-West Coast Conference First Team (2014), West Coast Conference All-Academic Team (2014, 2013, 2012), All-West Coast Conference Second Team (2013, 2012, 2011) and 2011 West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team.