Right Back Reinforcements: LA Galaxy Sign Defender Rolf Feltscher

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - SEPTEMBER 05: Lionel Messi of Argentina fights for ball with Rolf Feltscher of Venezuela during a match between Argentina and Venezuela as part of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Monumental Stadium on September 05, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

CARSON, CALI. (December 19, 2017) – The LA Galaxy have finally signed a natural right back. The club announced today that they have signed Cardiff City defender Rolf Feltscher.

Right Back Reinforcements: LA Galaxy Sign Defender Rolf Feltscher

The Venezuelan International is originally from Switzerland. He has played professional in England, Germany, Italy and Spain throughout his career. He has played in La Liga and Series A, as well as the second divisions in Germany and England. He will come to the Galaxy on a free transfer from Cardiff City of the Championship.

“Rolf is a talented outside back who has had success playing in top leagues in Europe and for the Venezuelan national team. We think highly of his soccer pedigree, his versatility and the skills he brings to our team. He will be another piece in building our backline. We are excited he is joining the LA Galaxy team,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid.

The 27-year-old Feltscher has duel citizenship with Venezuela and Switzerland. He has made 19 appearances for La Vinotinto going back to 2011. He has recently become a regular for the Venezuelan National Team, playing for them in CONMEBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifying as well as 2016 Copa American Centenario.

Transaction: LA Galaxy acquire Venezuelan defender Rolf Feltscher on a free transfer

Name: Rolf Feltscher
Position: Defender
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 163 lbs.
Born: October 6, 1990
Age: 27
Last Club: Cardiff City
Birthplace: Bülach, Switzerland
Nationality: Venezuela

Last Word:

This seems like a good singing. Feltscher has a good international pedigree. Having played on Copa America means he has some sense of the travel associated with playing in the United States as well as the CONCACAF style of play. Most importantly, he’s a natural right back who appears to be good enough to walk in and be the regular starter.

The Galaxy have a new center back. They now have a right back. If they can re-sign Ashley Cole and lock down David Bingham, the defense will be set for 2018.

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