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A. J. DeLaGarza
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Personal information
Full name Adolph Joseph DeLaGarza
Date of birth November 4, 1987 (1987-11-04) (age 22)
Place of birth Bryans Road, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current club Los Angeles Galaxy
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2008 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Los Angeles Galaxy 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

A. J. DeLaGarza (born November 4, 1987 in Bryans Road, Maryland) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

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Early Life

A.J. DeLaGarza, born Adolph Joseph DeLaGarza Jr., was born November 4, 1987 in Bryans Road, Maryland. His parents are LA and Linda DeLaGarza. He has two sisters, Tabitha and Angel and one brother, Joseph.

Career

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Youth & High School

At the age of 12, DeLaGarza playeed for the DC United U-12 at the Danone Cup in France, under coach Dave Sarachan. He also played for Baltimore Casa Mia's Boys, where he won 2 USYSA National Championships. In high school, DeLaGarza played at Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head, Maryland.

College

DeLaGarza played college soccer at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was named College Soccer News Second Team All-Freshman after helping Maryland win the National Championship in 2005, and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team, was a Second Team All-ACC selection, and was his team's Co-Most Valuable Defensive Player as he helped lead Maryland to the 2008 College Cup championship.

Professional

DeLaGarza was drafted in the second round (19th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy. He made his professional debut on March 22, 2009, in Galaxy's first game of the 2009 MLS season against D.C. United[1]. Following Sean Franklin's mid-season hamstring injury, DeLaGarza played many games at the right side of Galaxy's defence, ultimately clocking 1,754 minutes in his rookie season.

Honors

Los Angeles Galaxy

University of Maryland

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