Martin Caceres has left Levante to sign for LA Galaxy for this season, with an optional one year extension.
The Uruguayan defender last played for Levante in LaLiga. Upon the expiry of his contract with the Frogs this summer, Caceres has made the move to the MLS.
The signing should prove to be a welcome addition for LA Galaxy. Martin brings in over 15 years of experience gained across various top leagues in Europe.
Galaxy announced: “The LA Galaxy have signed Uruguay men’s national team defender Martin Caceres through the end of the 2022 MLS season with an option for 2023, the club announced Wednesday.
“The 35-year-old last played for Levante in Spain’s LaLiga, making him a free agent before joining LA’s Audi MLS Cup Playoffs push. Clubs can sign such players up through the Roster Freeze Date on Sept. 2.
“To help sign Caceres, LA acquired a 2022 international roster slot from Chicago Fire FC in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).”
“Martin is a highly experienced and versatile defender that brings leadership, strong mentality and more championship pedigree to our team,” Galaxy head coach Greg Vanney said. “We look forward to quickly integrating him into the group for the final phase of the season.”
“We’re excited to bring Martin to the Galaxy as he brings a wealth of experience. To the club,” Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski said. “He played at a high level in Serie A and LaLiga last season. And played a key role in Uruguay’s qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Thrilled to have a player of his caliber on our club for this stretch run to the playoffs.”