Galaxy acquire Nakazawa from Union

Galaxy acquire Nakazawa from Union

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Galaxy acquire Nakazawa from Union

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The Los Angeles Galaxy and Philadelphia Union both made their fair share of headlines this week, so it is only appropriate that they combined for another one.

Los Angeles acquired central midfielder Kyle Nakazawa and a second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft from Philadelphia Wednesday in exchange for an international roster spot.

The move loosens up a bit of a logjam that the Union have at central midfield while giving the club a ninth international roster spot. Seven of those spots are currently being used.

As for the Galaxy, who have seven international roster spots for this season following the trade, they get a player who provides another alternative for Bruce Arena as the club searches for a steady replacement for Juninho. Nakazawa, a UCLA product and California native, played in 22 games — and started 14 — last season, his second in MLS.

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