CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- The LA Galaxy has transferred longtime defender Omar Gonzalez to Pachuca of Liga MX for an undisclosed fee.
The Galaxy announced the move Tuesday for the U.S. men's national team veteran.
Gonzalez has been a fixture on the Galaxy's back line since 2009. He has three MLS Cup titles, four selections to the MLS Best XI and won the league's 2011 Defender of the Year award.
Gonzalez became a designated player in 2013, but the Galaxy paid down their commitment to him last year to sign Mexican star Giovani Dos Santos.
Faced with another salary-cap crunch for next season, the Galaxy were unable to figure out how to fit Gonzalez into their plans.
The American-born son of Mexican parents has dual citizenship.