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Juninho happy to switch Sao Paulo for LA Galaxy…even with his wife's dog!

Juninho insists he is thrilled to now call himself a permanent LA Galaxy player.

The 24-year old Brazilian midfielder has spent the past three seasons loan with the Galaxy, winning back-to-back MLS titles, and is happy to become a regular after failing to acquire game time with homeland giants Sao Paulo.

"Because I don't play there too much, and I have a lot of opportunity [with LA]," said Juninho.

"And here, Bruce [Arena] has given me all the support. I love here and I play a lot of minutes along these years, and I'm happy I'll be here."

Juninho has moved his entire life to Los Angeles and says he brought absolutely everything with him, even his wife's dog.

"I bring all my family, all my stuff, my wife's dog, everything to come here for my fourth year," he said.

"[The dog is a] Yorkshire terrier, Julie. I don't like the dog too much, but I don't have a choice. I bring everything. I have to bring the dog also."

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