Galaxy sign defender Kofi Opare

The Los Angeles Galaxy signed former University of Michigan

defender Kofi Opare on Monday.

The native of Ghana, selected with the 24th overall pick in this

year’s draft, will be eligible to make his debut Wednesday night

when the Galaxy host Herediano in the second leg of their CONCACAF

Champions League quarterfinal. Opare appeared in four of the

Galaxy’s preseason games this year.

Opare helped Michigan reach the College Cup semifinals for the

first time in school history as a sophomore in 2010. He was also a

second-team all-Big Ten Conference selection as a junior and

finished his college career with six goals and two assists in 76

games for the Wolverines.