Galaxy sign defender Jorgen Skjelvik from Rosenborg

The MLS side landed the 26-year-old left back with the club hoping to rebuild after a difficult season

The LA Galaxy have landed 26-year-old Norwegian defender Jorgen Skjelvik as the club looks to retool the roster after a rough 2017 season. 

Skjelvik comes to the Galaxy on a free transfer from Rosenborg, where he won two league titles and a Norwegian Cup. 

“Jorgen has been a key player on multiple title-winning teams and has his best years of soccer in front of him,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said in a club release. “He has experience playing at a very high level for club and country and he can immediately strengthen our backline. We are excited to welcome him to Los Angeles and look forward to Jorgen representing the LA Galaxy.”

The defender joined Rosenborg in 2013 and went on to rack up 163 appearances for the club in all competitions. 

Skjelvik has also earned seven caps with his national side. 

His contract with the MLS side will become active when his current deal with Rosenborg runs out in January.