And now there are 12. LAFC players, that is.
Los Angeles Football Club signed midfielder Calum Mallace on Wednesday – a player they acquired the rights to with the 23rd pick in the MLS Re-Entry Draft in December.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mallace played in 80 regular season MLS games – 51 of those starts -- between the Montreal Impact and Seattle Sounders from 2012. He had the third-highest number of assists for the Impact during the 2015 campaign with five in all competitions.
“Calum is an intelligent midfielder,” said LAFC head coach Bob Bradley, on the team’s website. “He possesses very good passing ability.”
The 28-year-old Mallace was born in Scotland and was the 2011 Big East Conference Midfielder of the Year and was selected to the All-Big East first team while at Marquette University. He was the 20th overall selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, taken by Montreal. He played five seasons in Canada before being traded to Seattle in August 2017.
LAFC General Manager John Thorrington said Mallace was a “versatile midfielder with valuable experience” in the league.
“He has the tools to be a successful contributor to LAFC,” Thorrington said, on the club website.
Mallace joins 11 other players on the LAFC roster – Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi, Omar Gaber, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Tyler Miller, Latif Blessing, Marco Ureña, Benny Feilhaber, Jordan Harvey and Rodrigo Pacheco.
The club will add to that roster with the No. 1 pick in upcoming 2018 MLS SuperDraft. LAFC have the top pick in the first, second and third rounds of the draft. The first two rounds will be on Friday in Philadelphia, with the third and fourth rounds taking place via telephone conference on Sunday.
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