The LA Galaxy selected goalkeeper Matt Lampson in the 2nd Stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft today. Lampson, 29, spent the 2018 season with Minnesota United FC.
A seven-year MLS veteran, Lampson is a former Columbus Crew SC homegrown. Making his debut for Crew SC in 2012, Lampson spent four years in Columbus before two years with the Chicago Fire in 2016 and 2017. Lampson started a career high 24 games for the Fire in 2017, while recording eight shutouts. He was traded to Minnesota United FC ahead of the 2018 season as part of an MLS SuperDraft trade, starting nine games for the Loons in that campaign.
In Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, all players who were not selected in the first stage were available. Teams who selected a player in Stage 2 will have the right to negotiate with the player for a new contract. The LA Galaxy are required to make a genuine offer to the player within seven (7) days, subject to League Office approval.
Lampson is a 2016 and 2018 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.
Transaction: LA Galaxy select goalkeeper Matt Lampson in 2nd Stage of MLS Re-Entry Draft
Name: Matt Lampson
Weight: 200 lbs.
Last Club: Minnesota United FC
Birthplace: Cleveland, TN
Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Nationality: United States