USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Monday, January 25, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Swope Park Rangers announced on Monday the club had signed former LA Galaxy defender Tommy Meyer for the 2016 USL season.
Meyer made 33 regular-season appearances for the Galaxy over four seasons, and another eight in the playoffs as he played a key role in the club’s 2012 MLS Cup victory. Over the past two seasons, Meyer also appeared in 12 contests for the LA Galaxy II in the USL, and was part of the side that claimed the 2015 USL Western Conference Championship.
“I’m excited about a new opportunity and challenge with the Swope Park Rangers,” Meyer said. “I’m looking forward to getting together with the team and having a productive preseason to prepare us for a good start to the campaign.”
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Meyer had previously played for the Chicago Fire U23 in the PDL and Indiana University in college. He made 81 appearances for the Hoosiers and twice earned All-Big Ten selections. He was selected by the Galaxy with the 19th pick of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.“It’s important for us to add some experience around our young players,” Swope Park Rangers Head Coach Marc Dos Santos said. “Tommy played some important games with LA and could provide us with the experience needed in our back line. He’s also at a good age, with great ambition and motivation so we’re happy to have him joining our club.”