The LA Galaxy have re-signed midfielder Baggio Husidic, the club announced today. Husidic, 30, signs ahead of his fifth season with the Galaxy.
“Baggio has shown that he’s a very reliable and dependable option for us in the midfield,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has more MLS experience than many players on our roster and we’re happy to have him back.”
With the Galaxy, Husidic has collected 97 appearances since signing with the club ahead of the team’s MLS Cup-winning season in 2014. Including a three-year stint with Chicago Fire from 2009-11, he’s racked up a total of 147 appearances during his time in MLS, tallying 14 goals and 17 assists along the way.
Husidic began his professional career with the Chicago Fire in 2009 after being selected in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft. Husidic joined the Galaxy officially on Nov. 14, 2013 from Swedish Superettan side Hammarby.
Originally born in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia (when it was still a part of the former Yugoslavia), Husidic was raised Libertyville, Ill and was a three-year starter at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
The Galaxy re-sign Husidic after re-signing defender Ashley Cole, acquiring Venezuelan National Team defender Rolf Feltscher, Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik and acquiring the rights to former San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham.
Husidic and the LA Galaxy will open the 2018 MLS Regular Season at StubHub Center on Sunday, March 4, at 7 p.m. PT against Portland Timbers.