The LA Galaxy have announced that the club has signed defender Gregg Berhalter. 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 arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and trained with the Galaxy for the first time on Friday. He is eligible to make his debut for the club in Saturday's game against the Colorado Rapids.
"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. I'd like to thank Bruce Arena and the entire Galaxy management for making this happen, and I'm looking forward to having success here."