As expected, Tony Sanneh, 37, finalized a contract today with the Galaxy that will likely see him partner top draft pick Omar Gonzalez in the middle of a young defense.
The former U.S. international didn’t play in the league last year, but has returned to reclaim a roster spot on the Galaxy with long-time mentor Bruce Arena.
“I knew that I still had the ability and desire to play the game, I just had to see if my body would hold up after the time off, but I’ve been happy with my progress throughout the preseason,” Sanneh said.
Sanneh played 117 games over a seven-year MLS career with D.C. United, the Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and Colorado Rapids, winning two MLS Cups with Arena. He also played with FC Nurnberg and Hertha Berlin in Germany between his 43 U.S. caps, many under Arena.
“We are pleased to be able to add a proven defender such as Tony,” Arena said. “He is an experienced player who has played at the highest level in the game and knows what it takes to win the MLS Cup.”
Sanneh will make his Galaxy regular season debut Sunday in Carson against D.C. United.