Former Columbus Crew defender Frankie Hejduk is excited about his move to LA Galaxy.

Now 36, Hejduk joins the Galaxy after eight seasons with the Crew and an extensive career in Europe.

"[I'm] going back to my roots, where it all began," Hejduk told "What a great opportunity to get to play in front of my friends and family.

"Experience - you can't buy that, you can't teach that. It's something that's gained, so were going to bring that side to the team. The more experience a team can have, the better.

"With this team, especially, there is an incredible mix of not only incredible experience but a bunch of top-talent youth as well. It's going to mix really well."