CARSON, Calif. (AP) Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik has joined the LA Galaxy on a free transfer.
The five-time MLS champions announced the deal with Skjelvik on Thursday.
The 26-year-old Skjelvik joined Norwegian powerhouse Rosenborg in 2013 and played on three Eliteserien title-winning teams. He recorded six goals and 13 assists while appearing in 163 games for the club in central defense.
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Skjelvik also has played six games for Norway, including two recent appearances in World Cup qualifiers.
The Galaxy are rebuilding their defense after yielding a franchise-record 67 goals last season and finishing last in the Western Conference.