The LA Galaxy Tuesday acquired midfielder Dema Kovalenko from Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation money and a conditional draft pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. Kovalenko who has been with MLS for ten years now joins the Galaxy after from Real Salt Lake.

"I have the greatest respect for Dema. He is a very good player and a winner," Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. "His work ethic and competitiveness will be a real plus for our team. I'm thrilled to have Dema as a member of the LA Galaxy."

It's understood delays over the deal being confirmed were due to Kovalenko being in Europe for the winter break.

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