The LA Galaxy found a replacement Jelle van Damme by signing French defender Michael Ciani on Saturday.
Van Damme left the Galaxy last month to return to Belgium to spend more time with his children.
And the Galaxy have now moved to fill his spot by signing the 33-year-old Ciani, who spent last season with Lorient.
"We targeted and acquired Michael as a player who can immediately strengthen our backline," general manager Peter Vagenas said in a statement.
"He is a valuable signing that will be...