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Galaxy insure themselves with bumper new TAM deal for Zardes

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CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Gyasi Zardes #11 of Los Angeles Galaxy attemps to break away from Leiton Jimenez #30 of Club Tijuana at StubHub Center on February 9, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Galaxy have locked up Gyasi Zardes for the long-term, thanks to Targeted Allocation Money. At the very least, they’ve given themselves insurance against a potential move abroad for the USMNT attacker.

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Zardes, 24, burst onto the scene with L.A. after scoring 38 goals and adding 15 assists in three seasons at Cal State Bakersfield (33 of those goals came in his final two seasons).

Since then, he’s scored 30 goals for the Galaxy, won an MLS Cup, and earned 21 caps with three goals for the United States men’s national team.

It’s a solid move for the Galaxy, and one that ticks all the boxes for player and team.

OFFICIAL: The #LAGalaxy have signed forward @gyasinho to a multi-year contract extension

— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 3, 2016

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