LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021) - The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has signed 21-year-old Panamanian midfielder Carlos Harvey from Tauro F.C. in Panama. Harvey joined LA Galaxy II on loan in 2019 before representing the LA Galaxy in MLS last season while on loan from Panama's Tauro F.C. He will occupy an International Roster spot on the LA Galaxy roster.
"Carlos is a young player who performed well with LA Galaxy II and helped provide depth for the first team last season," said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese." At 21 years old, we are confident that Carlos will continue to develop as a player in an MLS environment. This signing will provide depth for us in the midfield and will serve as an investment towards the future. We look forward to him remaining with our club."
Born in Panama City, Panama, Harvey made his professional debut with Tauro F.C. of Ligo Panamena de Futbol in July 2018. He originally joined LA Galaxy II on loan in 2019 last season and made 19 starts in the Los Dos midfield earning him honors on the USL's 20 Under 20 list.
Last season, Harvey joined the first team on loan in June, where he remained for the duration of the season. In MLS, Harvey made six total appearances, including one start, while logging 104 minutes last year.
Internationally, Harvey earned his first senior call up with the Panama National Team for a friendly against the U.S. Men's National Team on Jan. 27, 2019 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Prior to his senior debut, Harvey made six appearances, five starts and provided one assist for the Panama U-20 National Team during the 2018 U-20 Concacaf Championship. Additionally, he started in all three group matches for Panama in the U-20 World Cup in 2019, helping Panama advance past the group stage for the first time in the history of the tournament.
Transaction: LA Galaxy signed midfielder Carlos Harvey from Tauro F.C. (Panama)
Name: Carlos Harvey
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: Feb. 3, 2000
Last Club: Tauro F.C.
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama