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Jonathan dos Santos won’t be available for Galaxy vs. Sounders

Galaxy’s newest Designated Player is still waiting on his paperwork.

Soccer: Croatia vs Mexico Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been quite a week for the LA Galaxy, who fired head coach Curt Onalfo, hired Sigi Schmid to replace him, and then added Mexican international Jonathan dos Santos as their newest Designated Player - all on the same day. The Seattle Sounders will only have to deal with the coaching change this weekend, though.

Dos Santos, 27, spent the last three years with Spanish side Villarreal, where he was a regular starter. Prior to that, he had been with Barcelona, but had only made 14 La Liga appearances over the course of five seasons.

Dos Santos has also been a regular with Mexico’s national team, and was recently part of the Confederations Cup squad which featured the country’s top players.

Once he’s fully integrated with the Galaxy, he’ll likely play as a right-sided midfielder. He hasn’t been much of a scoring threat, but he’s considered to be good in possession and to be a good passer.

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