Defender Chris Mavinga joins Los Angeles Galaxy after six seasons with Toronto FC

Veteran centre back Chris Mavinga, who spent the last six seasons with Toronto FC, has signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Mavinga has signed a two-year contract through the end of the 2024 MLS season.

Toronto announced in mid-November that it had declined the 2023 contract option on the 31-year-old defender, but said at the time that contract talks were continuing.

Mavinga, a French-born Congolese international, ranks eighth in all-time appearances for Toronto with 153.

The move to Los Angeles reunites Mavinga with former TFC coach Greg Vanney.


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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 5, 2023.

Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press