Los Angeles Galaxy Pick Up Goalkeeper Brian Perk

The Galaxy bring their youth team standout home.
The Los Angeles Galaxy announced Wednesday that they have claimed goalkeeper Brian Perk off waivers from the Philadelphia Union. The 21 year-old was the 49th overall pick of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, but did not feature in any MLS games for the Union, finding himself third string behind Chris Seitz and Brad Knighton, though he did feature in recent friendlies against European heavyweights Celtic and Manchester United.

Perk, who grew up in Southern California, was a star for both UCLA and the Galaxy's U-20 squad, helping his club side to a Pacific Southern California Division title in 2008. Perk has also been a member of the United States youth national teams at nearly every level and played in both the 2007 and 2009 editions of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

Perk will join the squad later this week and could face another big name European opponent when Real Madrid visit Los Angeles on Aug. 7, but it is likely he will sit behind Donovan Ricketts and Josh Saunders throughout the rest of the season.

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