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Former LAFC midfielder Aaron Kovar announces retirement

The player, who played at LAFC on loan from Seattle, hangs up the boots

MLS: Los Angeles FC at San Jose Earthquakes Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, former Los Angeles Football Club and Seattle Sounders midfielder Aaron Kovar announced his retirement from professional soccer.

The winger spent his 2018 season on loan at LAFC from Seattle Sounders, and was brought in to be a depth player who could get some time in the US Open Cup, and provide some rotational relief for schedule crunches and World Cup absences.

In November, Kovar ran out of contract, and chose to retire at the age of 25 after five MLS seasons.

Kovar played in in 43 MLS matches, starting 20 of them. He scored one MLS goal, for the Sounders in 2016. For LAFC, he played 12 MLS matches, starting seven. He did not score a goal, but did notch three assists.

Kovar was a member of Seattle Sounders teams that won the 2014 U.S. Open Cup, 2014 Supporters’ Shield and 2016 MLS Cup. Unfortunately, he was not able to add to his trophy case, which includes Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2012 while playing for Stanford, while in Black-and-Gold. He made an appearance in LAFC’s playoff loss to Real Salt Lake, coming on for Latif Blessing in the 76th minute.

We appreciate the time Kovar spent with LAFC and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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