CARSON, CALIFORNIA (January 4, 2018) – The LA Galaxy have re-signed midfielder Baggio Husidic, the club announced this week. The 30-year-old Bosnian international will return to the Galaxy for 2018. It will be his fifth straight season in Major League Soccer.
LA Galaxy Re-Sign Midfielder Baggio Husidic
Husidic has been a utility bench midfielder for the Galaxy for several of the past seasons. Due to a number of injuries in the midfield, he was forced into a starting role in the summer. While he and newcomer Joao Pedro had good chemistry, Husidic was then injured with a broken leg. He made substitute appearances in the final two games of 2017 and should be good to go for the 2018 campaign.
“Baggio has been a very reliable and dependable option for the Galaxy. He has a wealth of MLS experience and has been a leader on this team. We are excited he will continue to be on our roster,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid.
Husidic has been with the club since the 2014 season. Prior to that, he was with Chicago Fire from 2009-2011. In total, he has played 147 games in Major League Soccer, with 100 starts. He has 14 goals and 17 assists. With the LA Galaxy, he has 97 appearances with 9 goals and 11 assists.
Transaction: LA Galaxy re-sign midfielder Baggio Husidic
Name: Baggio Husidic
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: May 19, 1987
Last Club: Hammarby (Sweden)
Birthplace: Velika Kladusa, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Nationality: United States
What it Means:
Full disclosure, I live on the Pro Baggio Husidic side of Galaxy Twitter. He’s a versatile midfielder who can play a number of different roles. He’s perfectly content coming off the bench. When someone gets hurt, he can fill in for them. If Baggio Husidic is the fifth best midfielder on a team’s match day roster, that team is probably decent.
Husidic turned 30 this year. He is coming off an injury. His guaranteed compensation last year was $175,000. Assuming that number goes down at least a little bit due to his age, this is a good re-signing.