MLS: Jonathan dos Santos won't return to Galaxy in 2022

Mexican midfielder Jonathan dos Santos won't be back with the LA Galaxy.

The 31-year-old Dos Santos is out of contract and won't be offered a new contract.

He joined older brother Giovani on the Galaxy in 2017 and played five seasons in MLS, appearing in 103 regular-season matches. During that span, the Galaxy made the playoffs only once, losing to LAFC in the 2019 Western Conference semifinals.

In 2018 and 2021, the Galaxy was eliminated from the playoffs on the final day of the season. Giovani returned to Mexico to play for Club America in 2019.

Jonathan dos Santos representen Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and scored the winning goal when Mexico beat the USA, 1-0, in the 2019 Gold Cup final.

Jonathan dos Santos' departure leaves the Galaxy with two Designated Players -- Chicharito and Kevin Cabral -- on its roster.

Veteran midfielders Sacha Kljestan (out of contract) and Victor Vazquez (contract option declined) are both in discussions with the Galaxy about returning in 2022.

MLS Roster Moves:
D.C. United. Contract options declined: Ramon Abila, Yamil Asad, *Jon Kempin, *Felipe Martins. Out of contract: Ramon Abila, Jovanny Bolivar, *Frederic Brillant, Michael DeShields, Joseph Mora, Junior Moreno, Yordy Reyna, *Chris Seitz.
LA Galaxy. Contract options declined: *Daniel Acosta, Kai Koreniuk, Eric Lopez, *Oniel Fisher, Victor Vazquez, Augustine Williams, Ethan Zubak. Out of contract: *Jonathan dos Santos, *Sacha Klejstan, Justin vom Steeg. Loan expired: Niko Hamalainen.
*Eligible for MLS free agency.

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