The popular Brazilian midfielder with a ferocious shot previously announced the news himself, but the Galaxy confirmed today they have signed Juninho to a “multi-year” contract from Sao Paulo.
The seemingly tireless Juninho has played 87 games over three seasons with the Galaxy, scoring 13 goals and notching another eight assists. He was an MLS All-Star in 2011 and last year became the Galaxy’s all-time CONCACAF Champions League scorer with four goals in 10 games.
He’s also one of the most personable players on the team, always willing to talk — and increasingly in his ever-improving English — with a smile on his face, which reporters appreciate.
The Galaxy open training camp Monday with or without Landon Donovan, yet to announce whether he will grace us with his presence in MLS this year.
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