LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019) – The LA Galaxy have signed goalkeeper Matt Lampson, the club announced today. Lampson, who was selected by the LA Galaxy in the 2nd Stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft today, joins after seven seasons in MLS playing for Columbus Crew SC, Chicago Fire and most recently Minnesota United FC.
“Matt is a solid goalkeeper with experience playing MLS,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “He will add valuable depth to our goalkeeping position and we are glad to be able to add him to our roster.”
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 all, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has made 60 appearances (58 starts) while notching 194 saves and recording 16 shutouts during his MLS career.
The Tennessee product originally began his career playing at Northern Illinois before transferring to Ohio State. He went on to appear in 56 matches for the Buckeyes, recording 24 shutouts in his time at OSU.
Lampson is a 2016 and 2018 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.