Defender Aaron Long agrees to 2-year deal with LAFC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran central defender Aaron Long agreed to a two-year contract with Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles FC. The 30-year-old Long spent the past seven seasons with the New York Red Bulls, earning two All-Star selections. He was named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year. Long is returning to his native Southern California with his move to LAFC, which won its first MLS Cup title last fall. Long is a native of the high desert northeast of Los Angeles, and he played four years at UC Riverside before Portland drafted him in the second round in 2014.

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