Ex-LA Galaxy Midfielder Announced Retirement From Football
Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfield star Rafael Garcia has announced that he is retiring from professional football after a decent career he had, especially while playing for Los Angeles Galaxy. The club's former midfielder took to his official Twitter account to make the announcement, insisting that he lived his dream and achieved his aim before deciding to hang his boots.
Garcia played for LA Galaxy for up to six professional seasons spanning from 2012 to 2017. He was an exemplary midfielder who was very hard working and always liked to give his all for the team at all times. In 45 games he played for Galaxy, he managed to record two assists and was also an instrumental figure as he helped his team clinch the league title in the 2012 and 2014 seasons.
In what was an adventurous career, he also played for LA Galaxy's B team on some occasions especially when he looked to regain match fitness and rhythm. He played most games of his career under head sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena, who has lauded Garcia for his contributions to Galaxy's history in recent years. Following his exit from Los Angeles Galaxy, Garcia moved to Las Vegas Lights, a team in the USL Championship where he played for some time and then decided to find his way.
“He left Las Vegas Lights and then went on to sign for Oklahoma City Energy Football Club and also won the hearts of the fans there. He played a huge role in helping the club retain their top-flight status with his commanding displays at the back and his dedicated performances at the heart of the backline.
“He then moved to Cal State Northridge where he finished his career. The 32-year-old won the MLS Cup on two occasions with LA Galaxy during his time at the club.