Hoffman traded to LA Galaxy

Published 3:38 pm Friday, March 1, 2013

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

After playing his first season of Major League Soccer for the Philadelphia Union, former Oak Mountain High School standout Chandler Hoffman was traded to the LA Galaxy March 1.

Chandler was drafted No. 13 overall by the Union in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. He made seven appearances in his rookie season with Philadelphia – including two starts.

“It has been truly an honor and blessing to wear the Blue and Gold and I want to say a huge thank to you to the (Philadelphia Union),” Hoffman posted on his Twitter page. “(I’m) very excited/thankful for the opportunity to return to LA and join the (LA Galaxy) can’t wait to get to work.”

Hoffman will go west in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. According to a MLS release, Hoffman is scheduled to arrive in LA later on March 1 and will begin training with the Galaxy.

Chandler was a three-year starter for the UCLA Bruins soccer team and guided them to the NCAA College Cup Semifinals at Hoover’s Regions Park in his final season. He finished his college career with 29 goals and nine assists in 54 games.