“This was a move that was too good to decline. We knew that he was going to be leaving at some point. The timing was great because it was at the end of the window,” said Galaxy coach Greg Vanney said. “There is a real understanding that players can develop and get better and move on to a world-class club.”
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Araujo, 21, joined the Galaxy in 2019. He tallied two goals and 20 assists in 108 games played (96 starts) across all competitions in four seasons. In 2022, he recorded a career-high nine assists and added one goal in 39 games.
Love, Jules pic.twitter.com/6Y5DTHVleb— Julian Araujo (@julian__araujo) February 17, 2023
Araujo grew up in Lompoc, California, and played for Santa Barbara Soccer Club before moving to the Barca Residency Academy in Arizona.
He represented the USA in U-20 World Cup and Olympic qualifying and earned one senior cap before filing a switch of association to play for Mexico. He played in one 2022 World Cup qualifier but did not go to Qatar.