Bruce Arena will be reuniting with a former player of his as it has been announced on Thursday that the New England Revolution have acquired free agent defender A.J. DeLaGarza.
The move was first reported by SBI Soccer on Monday evening.
DeLaGarza is a veteran defender whose latest stint came with Inter Miami last season. The 33-year-old only played in 5 games for Miami with his debut match for the South Beach side coming in October.
Prior to that, DeLaGarza spent three seasons with the Houston Dynamo racking up nearly 60 starts along with four assists.
The most interesting part of the defender’s career has to be his time with the LA Galaxy. He was apart of the club’s three MLS Cup wins in 2011, 2012, and 2014 when he was coached by the one and only Arena.
With Henry Kessler and Andrew Farrell returning for another year, it appears that DeLaGarza could be used as a third option. He is an experienced MLS player who can aid the continued growth of Kessler.
Arena and the Revolution have made a decent amount of moves this offseason, but one has to wonder if they still have a few more tricks up their sleeves.