The veteran trained with the club for the first time today and could make his debut Saturday against the Colorado Rapids.
From the (edited) Galaxy press release: The 35-year-old New Jersey native is a veteran of the U.S. National Team, having earned 44 caps during an 11-year international career that included a trip to the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. Berhalter comes to the Galaxy following a 15-year club career that has seen him play in England, Germany and Holland. He most recently spent three years with German club TSV 1860 Munich of the Second Bundesliga.
“I’m really excited to be back in the U.S. and to be joining the Galaxy,” Berhalter said. “I always wanted to play in MLS and the timing was perfect.”
“Gregg is an experienced and knowledgeable defender who will be an excellent addition to our club,” Galaxy General Manager and Coach Bruce Arena added. “He is a good passer and organizer of the defense and I believe that he will help improve our team in the defensive end of the field.”
Updated 2:30 p.m.: Leonard Griffin has been placed on the disabled list for six games to make room for Berhalter. Something is up with Sesay, I just can’t publicly say what if you can believe it; he’s not listed on the roster. The Galaxy said the Web master, not the club, made that move! Let’s just say the Sesay issue is a little complicated because he’s a Generation adidas player.