Giovani Dos Santos had a dream debut for his new club the LA Galaxy as he scored a goal in the 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. The 26-year-old Mexican international was in the starting lineup, and makes an already good Galaxy side look even more capable of defending the MLS Cup.
The former Tottenham and Barcelona forward arrived to Los Angeles after representing Mexico in the Copa America. After spending roughly half of his life in Europe, Dos Santos moved back to North America and the Galaxy signed him as a Designated Player.
Dos Santos impressed in his debut, playing alongside captain Robbie Keane as they both had a goal and an assists. Dos Santos spoke to LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano and other media outlets after the game.
“I feel very happy. I think it was a difficult game,” said Dos Santos. “We conceded a very early goal in the first half but I think that the team did a great job and I’m happy for my goal and the team’s victory. Robbie Keane is a great teammate. I am very thankful for the assist and he has always shown me his affection and I am very thankful. It is always a pleasure to play next to him.”
Dos Santos and Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco are two key signings for the MLS this season as they are both in the prime of their careers. Giovinco has taken the league by storm with 16 goals so far this season, just one shy of scoring leader Kei Kamara. Dos Santos is off to a good start and seems to fit in nicely with the team, despite only being in Los Angeles for about a week.
Dos Santos has a lot of experience despite his relatively young age, and with players like Keane, Dos Santos, Steven Gerrard, Gyasi Zardes and Omar Gonzalez in the lineup, the Galaxy look to be in a great position to go for a third straight MLS Cup win.