A midseason acquisition from English Premier League side West Ham United last year, Lletget has become a regular in the midfield, starting seven of eight matches for LA in 2016. With less than one full season on the squad, the 23-year-old California native has already found his place on a dangerous Galaxy attacking unit that looks capable of winning its fourth MLS Cup in six seasons. In 2015, Lletget broke out with seven goals, and he has continued to contribute, already notching two assists this season, matching last year’s mark.
Teammates often tease Lletget for his celebrity status and social media shenanigans, but the crafty midfielder’s importance in the starting XI for LA is unquestioned. After spending six seasons with West Ham, Lletget has finally found his home with the Galaxy and the spotlight has never been brighter. Lletget will be featured in an upcoming ESPN segment this week detailing his growing celebrity profile and his significant impact on the field and in the locker room for the Galaxy.