Ex-Barcelona midfielder Puig: I couldn’t believe I was called up by LA Galaxy!


The Spanish midfielder is set to make his MLS debut against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday

LA Galaxy new signing Riqui Puig has said he finds it hard to believe the MLS club want to sign him from Barcelona. Puig moved to the California club in early August this summer on a contract that runs until 2025.

Much is expected of the 23-year-old in the United States, although he has missed both MLS matches the team have played since his signing announcement.

Puig could make his debut this weekend against the Seattle Sounders.

What did Puig say about LA Galaxy?

The Spain international said he was shocked by the USA team’s approach, telling a press conference: “I couldn’t imagine this club reaching out to me… I couldn’t believe that I was called by the LA Galaxy.”

He added: “I like to take risks. It’s a new city for me, I think it’s a great opportunity.”

“It’s a league for young players. Believe me, in the years to come you will see more young players.”

When will Puig make his MLS debut?

Puig is expected to play for Galaxy for the first time when they face the Seattle Sounders at home on Saturday.

The Barca academy graduate has been sidelined in recent games against Kansas City and Vancouver Whitecaps as they had to wait for his P1 visa to be granted.

He could be drafted to fill the No.10 role at LA Galaxy this weekend, ahead of midfielders Mark Delgado and Gaston Brugman.

He will likely play behind striker Javier Hernandez and wingers Kevin Cabral and Douglas Costa.


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