Defending MLS Cup champions Los Angeles Galaxy reached a multi-year deal to make Omar Gonzalez their third Designated Player on Thursday.

Gonzalez joins Landon Donovan and club captain Robbie Keane as the club's third Designated Player.

"To be the first Galaxy and US defender to be named as a Designated Player is a great honor for me" said Gonzalez. "The Galaxy are the premier club in MLS and I'm looking forward to growing as a professional in L.A. while working towards winning a third consecutive MLS Cup."

The 24-year-old United States international has made 119 appearances since joining the Los Angeles club in 2009 scoring six goals and adding five assists in that span. Gonzalez earned 2011 MLS Defender of the Year and 2012 MLS Cup MVP honors and is a mainstay in Jurgen Klinsmann's United States men's national team.