Sebastian Lletget’s career with the Galaxy has come to an end.
Lletget, who joined the Galaxy in 2015, was traded to the New England Revolution for $300,000 in General Allocation Money for 2022 and $200,000 in 2023. The deal could net the Galaxy an additional $800,000 in GAM if Lletget reaches “certain performance-based metrics.”
In a social media post, Lletget said: “LA thank you. Thank you for the opportunity. Thank you to my teammates throughout the years. Thank you all for challenging me. For me, well, it’s time for a new chapter. Until we meet again. Thank You.”
Lletget, 29, will reunite with Bruce Arena, who brought him to the Galaxy when the club acquired the midfielder from West Ham United.
In his seven seasons with the Galaxy, Lletget made 158 appearances (131 starts) with 23 goals and 27 assists. His 154 career regular-season appearances rank him 13th in the club’s history.
“We have acquired a midfielder who has experienced success at both the MLS and international levels,” said Arena, who is the Revolution’s sporting director and coach. “He is a talented player who is a dependable box-to-box player, can score goals, and is an excellent team player. Sebastian is a great addition to our team.”
Lletget became a dependable piece to the Galaxy puzzle as soon as he arrived and worked his way back onto the National Team radar under Gregg Berhalter.
The move follows Sunday’s trade of Daniel Steres, leaving the Galaxy without its two longest tenured players.
The trade of Lletget leaves the Galaxy with another hole in the midfield for Greg Vanney to fill. The club recently parted ways with Jonathan dos Santos. With that move and Lletget’s trade, the Galaxy is losing almost 300 games of experience.