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1. Jonathan Klinsmann has signed with Swiss Super League club St. Gallen in a bid to jump-start his career in Europe. The former Cal and U.S. U-20 keeper spent two seasons at Hertha Berlin but made only one first-team appearance, starting in a Europa League game in 2017. Klinsmann, 22, also attracted interest from Rangers. St. Gallen, which began preseason training on Monday, finished in a four-way tie for third place in 2018-19. Its starting goalkeeper is 25-year-old Dejan Stojanovic. Backup keeper Daniel Lopar has moved to Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers.

2. LA Galaxy has signed U.S. U-17 national team midfielder Adam Saldana to a USL pro contract with LA Galaxy II. Saldana, 17, had joined the Galaxy program from Real So Cal in 2018. Defender Mauricio Cuevas, Saldana's teammate on the U.S. U-17 national team that qualified for the 2019 Under-17 World Cup in Brazil, also signed an LA Galaxy II contract. The most highly rated U.S. U-17 in the Galaxy academy is Kobe Hernandez-Foster, but he has not signed a pro contract.  Efrain Alvarez, who plays for the Galaxy's first team, played on Mexico's U-17s, while another Galaxy academy player, Edward Castro, represented Guatemala's U-17s.

3. Defender Travian Sousa, who attended the U.S. U-19 national team camp in January, signed with German second division club Hamburg. Sousa, a product of the Sacramento Republic FC academy program, had trained with Hamburg during the winter. For the first time since the Bundesliga was established in 1963, HSV was relegated in 2018. It failed to win promotion in 2019 following a spectacular late-season collapse.
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