Toronto FC agreed to terms Monday with U.S. men's national team defender and former LA Galaxy star Omar Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, 30, can join the squad on July 9 when the MLS secondary transfer window opens.

"Adding Omar will improve our team. He is a great competitor that will approach every training session and match with a high level of intensity. He'll also be able to add a greater presence in the air for us, both offensively and defensively," Toronto general manager Ali Curtis said in a statement.

"We were looking for a very specific profile of player. Omar's a good guy. He will fit in well with the group, and he will be a welcome addition to the locker room and daily environment."

Gonzalez returns to MLS after starring for the Galaxy from 2009-15, winning three MLS Cups and two Supporters Shields. He played in 180 matches for the Galaxy, was named MLS Defender of the Year in 2011 and earned four MLS Best XI selections.

He joined Pachuca in Liga MX in 2016 and made 87 appearances before joining Atlas on loan in 2018.

Gonzalez has 49 caps with the U.S. team and has been named to the preliminary roster for the upcoming 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

--Field Level Media

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