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LA Galaxy Extend Loan for Forward Cristian Pavon

November 18, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release

LOS ANGELES - The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has picked up the option to extend the loan of Cristian Pavon through the 2020 MLS Regular Season. Pavon will occupy a Designated Player and International roster spot on the LA Galaxy's 2020 roster.

In just 11 MLS Regular Season games with the Galaxy last season, Pavon tallied three goals and eight assists after making his debut on Aug. 11, including a stretch that saw him tally a goal or assist in eight straight contests. In postseason play, he made an additional two appearances, scoring once.

LA originally acquired the 23-year-old forward on loan from Argentina's Club Atlético Boca Juniors earlier this year. Pavon, who played in every match for Argentina during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joined the club after playing in Argentina's top-flight division since 2012.

The LA Galaxy will travel to South Florida to face Inter Miami CF on Saturday, March 14 in what will mark the expansion club's first Regular Season home game in their inaugural season in Major League Soccer. The game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT) at Fort Lauderdale Stadium.

The five-time MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy will kick off their 25th season in Major League Soccer in Spring of 2020. The Galaxy's season opener, along with the club's entire 2020 MLS Regular Season, will be announced on a later date.

Transaction: LA Galaxy pick up the option to extend the loan of forward Cristian Pavon through the 2020 MLS Regular Season. Pavon will occupy a Designated Player and International roster spot on the LA Galaxy's 2020 roster.

Name: Cristian Pavón

Position: Forward

Height: 5'7"

Weight: 143 lbs.

Born: January 21, 1996

Age: 23

Last Club: Boca Juniors

Birthplace: Anisacate, Argentina

Hometown: Anisacate, Argentina

Nationality: Argentina

Cristian Pavon Bio

Pavon has spent the majority of his career playing in Argentina's top-flight division, the Superliga, while representing Club Atlético Talleres, Club Atlético Colón and Club Atlético Boca Juniors during his time as a professional. In that span, he has amassed over 100 appearances with 60 combined goals and assists. During that time, Pavon captured the Argentine Primera División title three times while also winning a Copa Argentina and Supercopa Argentina. Internationally, the winger has made 11 appearances for the Argentina National Team, including four appearances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Since joining Boca Juniors in 2014, Pavón made 108 first team appearances in all competitions for the Argentinian side, scoring 28 goals and adding 32 assists while helping lead his side to Argentina's Superliga title three times. During last season, the winger made 15 appearances in the Superliga with 13 starts. In addition, he has made four appearances off the bench in the Copa Libertadores. Before his time with Boca, Pavón began his professional career with Club Atletico Talleres, making one first team appearance and scoring twice.

Pavón has appeared for both youth and senior international teams with Argentina. In 2016, the Argentinian forward featured for his national side at the U-23 level at the 2016 Summer Olympics. A year later, Pavón earned a call up senior Argentinian national squad and was eventually included in head coach Jorge Sampaoli's final roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared in every single match for Argentina that summer.

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2020 Major League Soccer season are now available. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to lagalaxy.com/since96 to secure their 2020 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships. Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 2 when prompted to purchase memberships.


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