A.J. DeLaGarza

A.J. DeLaGarza
A.J. DeLaGarza
A.J. DeLaGarza
Real Name: A.J. DeLaGarza
HT: 5' 9" WT: 150
Age: 33 (11/04/1987)
Birthplace: Bryans Road, MD
Hometown: Bryans Road, MD

Versatile, veteran defender joined the Dynamo in a draft day trade from the LA Galaxy on January 13, 2017. Part of three MLS Cup championship sides with the Galaxy, and a two-time national champion in college at Maryland. Named 2014 MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year.

2018 MLS: Started in four games for the Dynamo in this season ... Started in his first game back with the Dynamo and played 90 minutes in a 3-2 win against San Jose Earthquakes on September 29 ... Dressed for the first time this year in a 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Union on September 26 to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... Returned to action when he played 45 minutes with RGV FC in a 2-1 loss at Sacramento Republic FC on August 11 ... Missed the first part of the season as he recovered from a torn left ACL suffered on Decision Day 2017

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP:  2018: Was member of the championship team that won the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... 2016: Started in two games for LA Galaxy ... 2015: Started in two games for LA Galaxy ... 2014: Started in two games for LA Galaxy ... 2011: Started in two games for LA Galaxy ... 2010: Started in two games for LA Galaxy

2017 MLS:  Will miss the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs due to a torn ACL in the left knee ... Started and played all 90 minutes in 29 games this season ... Set a career high of 3 assists in a season when he dished an assist to MF Tomas Martinez in a 3-3 draw on September 27 ... Missed a 3-3 draw at FC Dallas on August 23 due to accumulation of yellow cards ... Dished his second assist of the season in 3-1 loss at Colorado Rapids on July 1, matching his single career best ... Nominated to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game ... Earned a spot on GOAL.com's Team of the Week for Week 10 ... • Dished his first assist of the season in a 4-0 win vs. Orlando City SC on 5/6 ... Returned to the Starting XI in 2-0 loss at Toronto FC on Apr. 28 after missing two games due to a strained right calf (Apr. 8 at NE & Apr. 15 vs. MIN) ... Made Dynamo debut starting and playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 vs. Seattle Sounders FC on March 4...

2016 MLS: Started 23 of 24 games for the Galaxy and surpassed 2,000 minutes played for the fifth time in six seasons … Topped 20 appearances in league play for the sixth consecutive season

2015 MLS: Played in 24 games (22 starts), logging 1,693 minutes, and tallied one assist … Started and played 83 minutes in LA's postseason loss at Seattle Sounders FC on 10/28

2014 MLS: Named MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Year for his work with the #LucaKnowsHeart campaign, which he started after he and his wife lost their newborn son to complications from hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart defect … Earned Galaxy Defender of the Year honors for the third time in four years as he helped lead them to their third title in four years … Topped 2,000 minutes played for the fourth consecutive season and played in 29 games (28 starts) … Finished with a career-high two assists … Started four of five playoff games in LA's run to a third MLS Cup title in four years … Played all 120 minutes in MLS Cup final win over New England Revolution on 12/7

2013 MLS: Played in and started 28 games, totaling 2,399 minutes on the pitch … Saw action as a substitute in both legs of LA's Western Conference semifinal series vs. Real Salt Lake

2012 MLS: Helped the LA Galaxy capture their second consecutive MLS Cup championship … Named the Galaxy's Defender of the Year for the second year in a row … Started 30 games for the second consecutive year and logged a career-high 2,644 minutes … Did not play in LA's playoff run due to a torn ligament in his left knee suffered 9/30 at Colorado Rapids

2011 MLS: Set career highs with 30 appearances and 30 starts … Made 42 appearances across all competitions, helping LA keep a clean sheet in 20 of those matches … In addition to his 30 regular season appearances, also started all four of the club's postseason games, six CONCACAF Champions League games, and two games in the U.S. Open Cup … Started and played all 90 minutes in all four playoff matches, including the MLS Cup final win over the Dynamo on 11/20

2010 MLS: Appeared in 17 games, starting at left back, right back and center back … Galaxy were 11-2-1 in the 14 games that he started, keeping a clean sheet in half of those games … Scored his second career goal vs. Philadelphia Union on 5/1, scoring just 51 seconds into the match

2009 MLS: Second round SuperDraft pick by the Galaxy … Appeared in 22 games at both right and left back … Made his debut in the season opener on March 22, playing the full 90 minutes at left back … Started 16 consecutive games at right back in midseason … Scored first career MLS goal on 9/12 vs. FC Dallas … Played full 120 minutes in the Western Conference Final vs. the Dynamo … Subbed on and played all of extra time at right back in MLS Cup final

COLLEGE: Two-time national champion at the University of Maryland (2005, 2008) … Played alongside current Dynamo assistant coach Michael Dellorusso in 2005 … Appeared in 88 games (81 starts) with two assists in his college career … Helped Terrapins reach the NCAA Tournament all four years at College Park, also claiming the ACC Championship in 2008

INTERNATIONAL: Originally represented the United States and collected first two caps in January 2012 … Later switched international ties to Guam, the country of his ancestry (10 caps)

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Inter Miami CF5504270007100
2019Houston Dynamo23230199518225160
2018Houston Dynamo4403600006000
2017Houston Dynamo30300262338226080
2016LA Galaxy24230206403121050
2015LA Galaxy24220196314011040
2014LA Galaxy29280249122224040
2013LA Galaxy28280239902122030
2012LA Galaxy30300264401041040
2011LA Galaxy30300262703131130
2010Los Angeles Galaxy17141130701114130
2009Los Angeles Galaxy22211175413214020
Career Totals-266258222654835122424420
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