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LA Galaxy sign Uruguayan midfielder Gastón Brugman from Parma

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LA Galaxy have signed Uruguayan midfielder Gastón Brugman from Italian Serie B side Parma Calcio through the 2025 Major League Soccer season with a club option for 2026.

He is set to occupy an international spot on LA Galaxy’s roster, after the team acquired the slot from Charlotte FC in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money. Brugman also arrives after completing a loan spell with Spain's LaLiga2 side Real Oviedo.

“We are pleased to welcome Gastón to the LA Galaxy,” head coach Greg Vanney said in a release.

“Gastón is an excellent player and focused professional. He will add balance, experience and leadership to our midfield.”

The defensive midfielder initially kicked off his career at the academy of Uruguayan club Penarol, before making his move to Italy to feature in first-team football. Overall, he’s managed 26 goals and 31 assists in 303 appearances while abroad in Europe, primarily in Italy's Serie A and Serie B.

“We have been tracking Gastón for the past few years and he fits a specific need in our midfield and how we play,” said technical director Jovan Kirovski. “This is a significant addition to our team as we continue to move forward.”

The deal gives head coach Greg Vanney more depth in the midfield, as he joins the likes of Mark Delgado and Rayan Raveloson. The signing may also be the boost LA Galaxy needs to lead in the West, after the team dropped to fourth behind LAFC, Austin FC and Real Salt Lake.

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