Dutch star De Jong joins Gerrard, Cole at LA Galaxy

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LOS ANGELES: Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, the AC Milan captain who helped the Netherlands reach the 2010 World Cup finals, has signed with the Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, the US club announced on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). De Jong figures to partner English standout Steven Gerrard in midfield and together with English defender Ashley Cole give the Galaxy a revamped look as they seek a fourth MLS crown in six seasons. De Jong, 31, scored six goals in 79 appearances for AC Milan in the latest stop of a career that has taken him to Ajax, Bundesliga side Hamburg and Manchester City, where he played in the 2011-12 English Premier League title winning team.

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