LA Galaxy Re-Sign El Salvador International Defender Eriq Zavaleta

February 7, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release

LOS ANGELES - The LA Galaxy today announced that the club has re-signed El Salvador international defender Eriq Zavaleta to a two-year contract through the end of the 2024 MLS season.

Zavaleta, 30, made six appearances (5 starts) across all competitions in his first season with the Galaxy in 2022. The Westfield, Ind., native has logged two goals and one assist in 144 career regular-season appearances (112 starts) across 10 seasons played in MLS for four teams: Seattle Sounders FC (2013), Chivas USA (2014), Toronto FC (2015-21) and the Galaxy (2022-Present). Notably, Zavaleta was part of the treble-winning Toronto FC side that claimed MLS Cup, the Supporters' Shield and the Canadian Championship in 2017 under LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney.

At the international level, Zavaleta has tallied two goals in 19 games played (18 starts) for the El Salvador Men's National Team since starting and making his debut in a 7-0 win over the U.S. Virgin Islands in World Cup Qualifying on June 5, 2021. In his most recent appearance for El Salvador, Zavaleta started and played 90 minutes in an international friendly against Peru on Sept. 27, 2022.

Transaction: LA Galaxy re-sign defender Eriq Zavaleta to a two-year contract through the end of the 2024 MLS season on Feb. 7, 2023.

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