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Speedy winger Kevin Cabral signs five-year deal with Galaxy

The Galaxy continued their roster overhaul Thursday, signing versatile forward Kevin Cabral as a young designated player on a transfer from second-division French club Valenciennes.

Cabral, 21, is a speedy winger who primarily plays on the left side. He made a career-high 32 appearances in all competition this season, starting 31 times and setting career bests for goals (10) and assists (4). But with Valenciennes stuck in the middle of the Ligue 2 standings, in little danger of relegation but with little chance of promotion, the team decided to sell him.

Cabral is the youngest designated player in franchise history and his deal is for five seasons with a one-year club option, believed to be the longest deal in Galaxy history.